Update on Monday, February 28, 2022

Hartford Public Library District trustees have followed the governor's mandates regarding masks. As of February 28, 2022, the mandate has been lifted and masks are no longer required. We encourage you to bring a mask for any 1-on-1 assistance and stay home if you feel ill.


Update on Friday, August 27, 2021

By the mandate put out by Governor Pritzker, the Hartford Public Library will require masks for all staff and patrons two years and older, regardless of vaccination status. 

At this time all computers, tables, and chairs are available for patron use.


Update on Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Now that our region has moved into the Bridge Phase, all we ask of our patrons is to still hand sanitizer when entering, continue to wear a mask and keep social distancing.




Update on Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Now that our region has moved into Phase 4, we are excited to open up more. 

As of Monday, February 8, these changes were instated:

·         visits were increased to 30 minutes

·         appointments are no longer necessary

·         computers are available for one use a day, up to 30 minutes (limited to 2 computers); computers will be cleaned after each patron's use

The following will continue:

·         seating outside of the two computers is unavailable

·         pick-up, returns, print, fax, copy, or notaries are still available

·         masks are worn properly required for all patrons over the age of 2

Your Hartford Public Library staff values your health and safety will continue to:

·         wear masks at all times

·         clean/sanitize hands regularly

·         clean high touch surfaces hourly

·         quarantine material for 3 days before re-shelved or checked out

We ask that you do the following to keep us and other patrons safe:

·         wear your mask properly (over the nose, mouth, and chin)

·         sanitize your hands upon arrival and before using computers​

·         maintain 6 feet between you and others

·         place items on hold using the SHARE catalog (or via phone call) to streamline your visit

·         stay home if you are experiencing any COVID-like symptoms, are awaiting a COVID-19 test, or are told to isolate/quarantine by a health professional.