Library Reopening

We are not offering evening hours at this time. Our hours are as follows:

Monday9am to 5pm
Tuesday9am to 5pm
Wednesday9am to 5pm
Thursday9am to 5pm
Friday9am to 5pm
Saturday9am to 1pm
Sunday1pm to 5pm

What to Know Before You Arrive

Face coverings. Face coverings must be worn at all times in the library by patrons ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status. Face coverings must completely cover a patron’s mouth and nose. Masks, bandanas, and scarves are acceptable. Hands, shirts, or other clothing are not acceptable face coverings. If you are unable or unwilling to wear a face covering, you are still welcome to use our digital services. Our full mask policy can be found here.

Social distancing. Maintain at least six feet of space from other patrons who are not in your household and from staff when possible. Tutoring is not permitted.

Limited visits. Patrons may stay in the library for no more than 15 minutes.

Limited capacity. No more than 10 patrons may be in the library at one time.

No food or drink. Eating or drinking inside the library is not permitted as it requires patrons to remove their face covering.

No tutoring. Formal tutoring of any kind, including unpaid, is not permitted at the library at this time.

Programming is not taking place in the library or train station. Upcoming programs have been cancelled or moved online. For information about children’s programs, contact Ms. Cara at cara.scott@demarest.bccls.org. For information about adult programs, contact orla.cassidy@demarest.bccls.org. To stay up-to-date on our programming, check out our calendar, Facebook page, Instagram account, or sign up for emails from the library.

Library materials can be returned inside during indoor service hours. For your convenience, the bookdrops will remain open, but we accept returns of library materials inside the library inside. Please follow staff directions when returning items. If returned inside, items will be removed from your card the same day you return them.

Curbside pickup is available. We will deliver requested items to you outside. Call 201-768-8714 to let us know you’ve arrived. Please be patient with us as we have limited staffing at this time. Requests can be made through bccls.org, by calling us at 201-768-8714, or by emailing us at demacirc@bccls.org. Learn more about curbside pickup here.

Self checkout. Patrons can download the meeScan app to their phones or other devices to independently checkout library materials. The library has also installed a self checkout station in the main reading room for patrons who do not have or do not wish to use their smart phone. We encourage patrons to take advantage of this new service so as to minimize physical interaction with staff. Learn more about meeScan here.

We encourage patrons to take advantage of our wireless printing service. Patrons do not need to be in the library to submit a document to print. Visit demarestlibrary.org/print and upload the document from home, and then visit the library to pay for and pick up your printouts.

We’re here to help. If you have a question or run into a problem, call us at 201-768-8714 or email us at demacirc@bccls.org. Whether your library card is expiring or you’re not sure what to read next, we’ll help you figure it out!physically do for you, we’ll do our best to fix the situation.