We Are Open

Welcome Back!

Shaker Library and Bertram Woods Branch open to the public Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Hours for both buildings are 11 am to 7 pm Monday through Thursday and 9:30 am to 5:30 pm Friday and Saturday. Both libraries are closed Sunday for deep cleaning.


Putting Customers & Safety First

To help continue to contain the spread of COVID-19 and to serve our community, the library has reintroduced services and opened buildings in stages, following clearly defined service levels. This plan continues to evolve and to be informed by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the State of Ohio Health Department. See a summary of service levels in the graphic below.

Library visits will look different from when they did during pre-COVID-19 and pre-renovation time. Before visiting the Library, here’s more to know about how the Library is working to keep staff and visitors safe.

  • Both libraries have reduced capacity limits, which will be monitored for your safety.
  • Plexiglass shields are installed at the public service desks, and floor decals are placed to help promote social distancing.
  • Computer Stations are spaced out to maintain distance between visitors.
  • Small pencils will be provided, but we will not have office supplies to lend, including pens, staplers, paper clips, and white-out.
  • Staff members have made physical changes to the building with fewer touchpoints; for example, replacing hot air hand dryers with paper towels, and disengaging public drinking fountains.
  • The Library will have hand sanitizer available, but it is always a good idea to bring your own should supplies run low.
  • Face coverings are required for both staff and visitors.
  • To safely handle and quarantine returned items, books and material should continue to be returned to the Drive-Up Book Drops.
  • All library programs will continue to be offered virtually through December. Please visit the website to see a full listing of programs.

Curbside Pickup

  • Library cardholders no longer have to call to make an appointment to pick up material. You can arrive when it’s convenient for you, up to 10 minutes before closing.
  • Remember to bring your library card or know your card number. If you do not have your library card number available, you must park in a non-curbside spot and come into the library with your Drivers License/State ID to check out material.
  • Account collection services were suspended in March and a return date has not been set. Customers who have lost items on their account will receive a letter from CLEVNET explaining that their items are lost and that they may be sent to collection. This letter is the same for all CLEVNET libraries and cannot be modified. Please know your account will not be sent to collection for lost items at this time. We ask that you please return them. Charges will be removed from your account for any item returned in good condition.


  • Computers at Main Library and Bertram Woods Branch are available on a first-come, first-served basis, with no appointment necessary.
  • Main Library Computer Center hours are 11 am-6:50 pm Monday-Thursday and 9:30 am-5:20 pm Friday and Saturday.
  • Due to library renovations and the need for physical distancing, computer use per person per day may be limited.
  • Due to physical-distancing requirements, staff assistance is limited. Staff can provide simple pointers and guidance but are unable to provide in-depth support at this time.