Some Tulsa Libraries to Open for In-Person Visits after Labor Day

Aug 20, 2020

The Tulsa City County Library system plans to open some locations for in-person visits after Labor Day.

The library’s board approved measures for that Thursday. Masks will be required, and you still won’t be able to spend the day at the library.

"We love to get your book and hang out and read, and we hope that we can someday get back to that place. But for now, it will be quick visits. We’ll only have five of our libraries open. So, that will be Central Library and our regional libraries, which are all of our largest locations, for in-person service," said library Chief Strategy Officer Kiley Roberson.

Operating hours will also be scaled back a bit.

"During this pandemic, we have noticed in our data collection that a lot of our customer interactions are fairly low on Sundays at our five libraries that are open those days, and they’re also low during the evening hours after 7 p.m.," Roberson said.

Tulsa libraries closed in mid-March to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Curbside service the Tulsa Library initiated in May will continue.