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Live Oak Libraries opens with cautions
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Live Oak Public Libraries locations will be open to the public, with  limted services, with the exception of Forest City Library, Port City Library, Tybee Library, W.W. Law Library, and West Broad Library, all of which are undergoing renovations. 

Library hours are

Monday, 10AM–7PM Tuesday through Friday, 10AM – 6 PM

Saturday, 10 AM – 2 PM


Express Services

At this time, available library services include:

Pick up / drop off materials: Customers may check out and return materials using self-checks and bookdrops. Front-door express pickup service is still available by appointment. Call your library location for assistance.Public computers and internet: Customers may use a limited number of public computers for up to one hour per person per day. Reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Wireless internet is also available both inside and outside of library buildings.Print, copy, fax: Services are available by request. Fees apply.


Safety as Priority

The safety of customers and staff is our highest priority. As we increase access to the community, adjustments to library operations are necessary due to concerns for public health. We appreciate everyone’s understanding and cooperation with the following:

There will be a limited number of people allowed in buildings at a time.

Signage will remind customers about symptoms, social distancing, and proper hygiene.

Services will involve little or no person-to-person contact at this time. Plexiglass shields are installed at service desks.


We request that library visitors follow these guidelines, in order to protect themselves and others:

Wear a face covering. 

Limit visits to 1 hour per person per day.

Maintain a minimum 6 feet in physical distancing.

Stay home if you are feeling sick or have symptoms of COVID-19.


Library staff are also expected to comply with safety requirements:

Pass screening before entering buildings.

Wear personal protective gear, including masks, gloves, and aprons as appropriate.

Respect social distancing and hygiene measures. 

Follow protocols for regular cleaning of surfaces and equipment.

Quarantine materials for 72 hours before check-in.

Meeting room use, group gatherings, in-person programs, outreach services, and book donations are still suspended.

Library Accounts While libraries are providing limited services, we are offering greater flexibility with user accounts:

Overdue fees are waived and due dates are extended.

Library cards are renewed until September 30, 2020.

Digital-only accounts and new library cards are available.

Please be reminded that the quarantine of returned materials will result in a delay of items being removed from your account. You will not be fined for additional days that returned items are quarantined.


Virtual Programs

Live Oak Public Libraries provides virtual programs and services that all ages can enjoy at home. We invite you to visit our website and social media for the latest updates on activities this summer.

• Summer Reading Program: Everyone can enjoy fun reading activities and prizes.

• Grab & Go Meals: Free food service is at specific library locations in partnership with America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia.

• Take & Make Craft Projects: Available at participating libraries while supplies last.

• Ready Resources: Assistance for jobseekers, small businesses, and lifelong learning.


Commitment to Community

Live Oak Public Libraries remains committed to the community, especially as we face these difficult days together. We appreciate your patience and support as we work through this phased process. Thank you for looking to the future and going on the journey with us.

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