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The library is here for you. We miss seeing you in the building for programs and meetings, checking out materials, or using the computers. In order to keep everyone safe and to be in compliance with Governor Dewine’s “shelter-at-home” order, our physical facilities are closed until further notice. But we are still here to help!

Here are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions:

As described in the Library’s press release on May 20, 2020, the Ashtabula County District Library (ACDL) Board of Trustees have agreed to a four (4) tiered reopening plan that will allow for a slow return to full library services and the reopening of the Ashtabula and Geneva Public Libraries to the public. 

All of these plans are subject to change as circumstances change. Please continue to check this website and the library’s social media accounts for the most current information.

June 1:

Limited computer lab access will be available by appointment. Computers at the Ashtabula Library will be available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10am – 6pm and from 10am – 6pm on Tuesday and Thursday at the Geneva Library.

Computers may be reserved for 1 hour per day, per person. Patrons are asked to wash their hands before and after computer usage, and computer stations will be sanitized between patrons. Printing, copying, and fax services will also be reintroduced at this time. Library Take-Out (curbside holds pickups) services will continue at both buildings. Facemasks are expected to be worn by all library visitors.

June 15:

Both libraries will reopen to the public with limited hours for browsing and borrowing from library collections. The Ashtabula Library will be open from 10am – 6pm, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, with a 9am – 10am hour reserved for individuals at high-risk to COVID-19 exposure. The Genealogy/Local History Archives collections will be made available to patrons by appointment. The Geneva Library will be open from 10am – 6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with the 9am – 10am hour reserved for at-risk patrons.

The use of self-checkout machines is strongly encouraged, but staff-to-patron checkout services will also be available. Library Take-Out services will continue, and limited computer usage will remain available via meeting rooms. Seating areas, cafes, and study and game rooms will be remain unavailable to the public.

July 6:

Open hours to the public will expand at both buildings to 10am – 6pm, Monday through Friday, and include 10am – 4pm on Saturday. A 9am – 10am hour will remain, limited to at-risk individuals, Monday through Saturday. Seating areas, cafes, study and game rooms, and meeting rooms will once again be made available to the public provided social distancing requirements are observed. Library Take-out services will continue as an ongoing library service.

Late Summer:

The library plans to return to full operating hours when schools resume in late summer. Plans will be made more certain as time and information allow. 

On May 4, 2020, both ACDL locations began making library materials available through it’s Library Take-out program.

Yes, there is WiFi accessible in the library parking lots 24/7.

Starting June 1, limited computer lab access will be available by appointment. Computers at the Ashtabula Library will be available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10am – 6pm and from 10am – 6pm on Tuesday and Thursday at the Geneva Library.

Computers may be reserved for 1 hour per day, per person. Patrons will be asked to wash their hands before and after computer usage, and computer stations will be sanitized between patrons. Printing, copying, and fax services will also be reintroduced at this time. Library Take-Out (curbside holds pickups) services will continue at both buildings. Until further notice, facemasks are expected to be worn by all library visitors.

You can sign up for a library card for electronic access to books, movies, music, and more here.

While we are not there to take your call please leave a message. We will get back to you.

  • Ashtabula – 440.997.9341
  • Geneva – 440.466.4521

Text us between 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. M-F at 440.373.8974.
Email AskUs@ACDL.info and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Stay safe and well out there!

Periodically check acdl.info for updates.

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