The Portland Public Library's main building will open for a limited amount of people with timed visits.


According to the Portland Press Herald, the branch on Congress Street, the biggest of the Portland Public Library network, will open for half hour visits. You can look at the new books, pick up something you requested, use the computers, printers and fax machines. But only 12 people will be let inside the library at one time. The first people to be allowed in since March of 2020.

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The whole library is not open. You can only look in the front of the first floor of the library, and the area where there will be 4 computers to use. The new hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The other branches of the library, Peaks Island, Burbank and Riverton, will stay closed for in-person, but you can still get to go books. Even though the library has been closed, it has been open for pick-up if you ordered something.

You still need to follow all the covid protocols, including wearing a mask and keeping a 6-foot distance from others. To get ready, the library will be closed on March 29 and 30.

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