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The Manchester City Library is reopening our main building once again to public access!

February 26th, 2021 · 2 Comments · Children, City Library, Events, Main Branch, News, NH Room, Teens

Building Access- Hours of operation starting on March 8th, 2021 are:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday:  9 am to 11 am, 12 pm to 2 pm, 3 pm to 5 pm

Tuesday and Thursday:  11 am to 1 pm, 2 pm to 4 pm, 5 pm to 7 pm

Curbside service hours are:       

Monday and Wednesday: 10 am to 12 pm

Tuesday and Thursday: 5 pm to 7 pm

Friday: 2 pm to 4 pm

What to expect when you visit the library:

  • Library visitors need to wear a mask. We will provide you with one if you don’t have one for your visit. Library staff will be wearing them as well.
  • Building will be cleaned during the daily closures for your safety and ours.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available and social distancing is expected in the building.
  • The library has new capacity limits. To assist us with capacity restrictions:
    • You may be asked to wait before you can enter.
    • Please visit for the service you need and then leave.
    • Visits are limited to once a day.
    • There is limited seating in the building to encourage short visits at this time.
    • Computer stations are limited and should be booked in advance by calling 624-6550 X3319 or e-mailing
    • Materials on Hold are situated in the lower hallway so that you can “grab it and go”.
  • Please bring exact change to use our copiers or vended printing.
  • There is no charging of personal electronic devices.
  • Loan periods are still extended and fines are not being charged.
  • Programming remains online.
  • All meeting rooms remain closed to the public as they are being used by staff and for material quarantine.  
  • The Second Floor remains closed to the public, though you can make an appointment to use the NH Room for research. Call 624-6550 X3319 or e-mail to make an appointment.
  • All visitors are asked not to enter the building if you are feeling unwell. Please visit us when you feel better.

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2 Comments so far ↓

  • Amanda


    With the lobby opening up next week, I was wondering if the children area would be open as well.

    Thank you

  • Yvonne

    Hello Amanda,

    Yes, the children’s room will be open to the public during our open hours. Here are the hours we will be open:
    Building Access – Hours of operation starting on March 8th, 2021 are:

    Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 9-11 am, 12 noon-2 pm, 3-5 pm
    Tuesday & Thursday: 11 am-1 pm, 2-4 pm, 5-7 pm

    Visit our blog, for more information on what to expect when you return.

    Curbside service hours will change to:
    Monday & Wednesday: 10 am-12 noon
    Tuesday & Thursday: 5-7 pm
    Friday: 2-4 pm.
    Hoe this helps. Thank you and have a wonderful day.

    Yvonne Loomis
    Reference Librarian
    Manchester City Library