LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will reopen all of its branches beginning Jan. 4 after being closed since mid-December due to the pandemic.
The public can visit 24 of the library district’s 25 branches to browse book stacks, use study rooms, enjoy art exhibitions, and more. The Meadows Library will offer curbside pickup.
Representatives say the branches will continue to adhere to Gov. Sisolak’s safety mandate for social distancing, face coverings, and 25% building capacity during the reopenings.
The library district will also be bringing back four Vegas Strong Academy locations.
“Besides this critical learning support for children, we know that many adults are also looking for assistance during this challenging time, such as computer access to apply for services and look for jobs,” said Fred James, acting executive director of the library district. “The library is needed now more than ever and we are here to help.”
Other in-demand services at the library will include free Wi-Fi (which will continue to be available 24 hours in all library parking lots).
The Library District Foundation will reopen the Clark County and Sahara West Bookstores from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The library curbside pickup services will resume for those who prefer to avoid public spaces.
“We want to thank the public for their understanding during our temporary closure to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus,” said Mr. James. “Our libraries have undergone deep cleanings, and we will continue to quarantine returned items and treat browsed items with special handling. The public can return their library items to our outdoor book drops or come into their nearest branch to drop them off. Either way, you will not be charged late fines when you return your borrowed items.”