Library COVID-19 Safeguards

We are committed to an empathetic, flexible, and community-oriented approach to serving you. Thank you for helping us make the Library as safe as possible.


  • Patrons age 3 and up are required by local health order to wear a mask. Disposable masks are available at all locations, and free reusable masks from the Bloomington Mask Drive are available at the Downtown Library.
  • All Bookmobile users age 3 and up must wear a mask to enter the vehicle. The number of simultaneous visitors on the Bookmobile will be generally limited to one family, or to two individuals not from the same household. Given this restriction, patrons may need to wait their turn, and browsing time may be limited.
  • For the safety of all, if you are feeling ill, please do not visit.
  • Self-check machines are the preferred method for checking out while inside the building.
  • Covered drinks are welcome. Food is allowed in the Downtown Library Atrium and Ellettsville Meeting Room Lobby only. Please keep all food in this area while eating in the Library. Masks are required when not actively eating.
  • All high-touch and hard surfaces are cleaned and disinfected regularly.
  • Handwashing procedures and guidelines are posted at sinks and hand sanitizer is available throughout the buildings.
  • Employees are aware of potential symptoms and do not report to work if they are ill.