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Services and Facility Update

Update 4/19/2021

Library Hours of Operation

  • Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

No-contact Curbside services remain available, call 563-344-4175 for details.

Get a Card- Want to check out items but don’t have a library card? Apply for a Bettendorf Public Library card online @ www.bettendorflibrary.com or in person at the library. *Computer Use Only cards are available at the Information Services Desk.


Public Computer Area- Public internet access computers and print stations are available for use with minimum 6 ft. separation for one (2 hr.) session per patron, per day. Patrons may reserve computer sessions one day in advance. *Non-resident computer use may be limited and available by advance reservation. Please contact library in advance to confirm availability. WiFi connection is available outside the perimeter of the library 24/7.


Library Programming
Online Public Programs will continue to temporarily replace “live” in-person programs and activities in accordance with social distancing and public health recommendations. Online programs can be found on the library website at:

 
Youth: www.bettendorflibrary.com/youth-programs  


Adult: www.bettendorflibrary.com/adult-programs  


Creation Studio Grab & Go and Creation Studio Take-home Workshop supply kits are available for pickup at the library during select program times.


Digital Collections and Online Databases- A robust collection of digital materials, e- books, emagazines, and music downloads can be accessed remotely at www.bettendorflibrary.com/digital-content 

BPL Enhanced Safety Measures in COVID-19

  • Social distancing encouraged throughout the facility.
  • Enhanced hygiene and cleaning processes using EPA registered disinfectants.
  • Use of face-coverings & plexiglas partitions throughout the facility. Face-coverings available to patrons, upon request. Supplies may be limited.
  • No-contact Curbside Pick-up Service.
  • 24/7 online programs, digital resources, and registration processes.
  • Cash-free payment processes. 

Updates- Find the latest updates on available library services at Library/City social media outlets and library website @ www.bettendorflibrary.com. Hours of operation and services may be continually adjusted as conditions require. Some services may be available for Bettendorf cardholders only, based on demand and availability. Please note: Face coverings or masks covering the nose and mouth are required for all visitors age 2 yrs. and older in accordance with State of Iowa Health Disaster Emergency Proclamation (11/17/20) and City of Bettendorf’s Face Covering Guidelines.


Temporarily Unavailable Services- Public meeting rooms, limited study rooms, in-person programs, and notary services are temporarily unavailable.

Update 11/17/2020

City of Bettendorf Learning Campus Face Covering Statement

Effective November 17, 2020, the use of face coverings will be required at city facilities located at the Bettendorf Learning Campus for all independent visitors, including adults, teens, and children age 2 yrs. and older, as recommended by the CDC* and local health authorities. Face coverings should cover the nose and mouth, and are available to the public upon request.

Library users who have concerns with wearing face coverings may wish to utilize digital library resources via the library website and/or contactless curbside pickup, as an enhanced courtesy service. Please contact library staff for details.

The CDC recommendation is as follows:
Face coverings act as a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people when the person wearing the cloth face covering coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice. This is called source control. This recommendation is based on what we know about the role respiratory droplets play in the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Clinical and laboratory studies show cloth face coverings reduce the spray of droplets when worn over the nose and mouth. COVID-19 spreads mainly among people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet), so the use of cloth face coverings is particularly important in settings where people are close to each other or where social distancing is difficult to maintain.

*Exceptions: “Cloth face coverings should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.” CDC @ https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/preventgetting-sick/cloth-face-cover-guidance.html   


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