As part of a pilot project for safely reopening libraries and helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Lakewood Pierce County Library has announced that it is now offering limited technology services to people of all ages in its meeting room.

In alignment with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and requirements from the Washington State Office of the Governor and Department of Health, facial coverings are required on library property. For further safety, the library has installed social distance markers, Plexiglas partitions, and UV lightboxes to clean laptops and mice. Staff will continuously sanitize.

According to the library system, the pilot service will be reviewed and adjusted and follow guidance from both state and local health officials to prepare plans to reopen more buildings safely this year.

The library system in 2021 will additionally continue not charging fines on overdue books and other materials to help reduce further burdens on people experiencing financial difficulties amid the COVID-related economic downturn.

People can make advanced appointments to use technology or visit the Lakewood Library during technology service hours. The building will be open:

  • Sunday: 1-4 p.m.
  • Mondays to Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed for cleaning 1-3 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed for cleaning 1-3 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed for cleaning 1-3 p.m.