Limited building access. Curbside service continues. Visit the IPL Express page for more information.

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We’re happy to welcome you back in to the Irondale Library!

We are open to the public for limited browsing 

  • Monday- Wednesday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • and Friday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Curbside service continues Monday- Thursday 10:00 am – 5:30pm and Friday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.Please wear a mask

Some things have changed, so here’s our plan for making your visit as safe and efficient as possible.

How we’re keeping you safe:

  • Staff wear masks at all times while in the library
  • Social distancing of 6 feet between patrons and staff
  • Occupancy limit for IPL: 14
  • Protective plexi screens at the front desk
  • Hand sanitizer for public use
  • All returned materials are quarantined for up to 7 days
  • Cleaning wipes available for public PCs
  • We’ve put away most children’s toys until further notice
  • Limited seating is available

What you can do to help:

  • Don’t come if you don’t feel well
  • Wear a mask covering your nose and mouth at all times
  • Limit your visit to 1 hour and avoid lingering
  • Maintain at least a 6 foot distance from others
  • Wash or sanitize your hands frequently throughout your visit
  • Don’t bring food or drink

What’s available:

  • Browse and check out materials
  • Return items to the labeled return bin inside the glass double doors
  • Pick up holds
  • Get a library card
  • Get assistance with your account
  • For any paid transactions- Debit or credit preferred. Cash: small bills only, limited change available. No checks.
  • Four computers will be available first come, first serve. There is a 45 minute time limit that cannot be extended
  • Printing and scanning
  • Notary- by appointment. $5 per seal.
  • Fax
  • Curbside service

We’re not quite ready for:

  • In-person computer assistance
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • In- person public programs in the library
  • Meeting room reservations

updated 5/13/2021