Renovation News and Library Services
The remodeling and renovation of the Library continues! Twenty six new windows finally started going in last week and should be finished soon. Flooring, most of the new main floor rooms, and some furniture should be installed over the next month. As soon as this happens, patrons will have access to more quiet spaces. Some Library programming will resume during the end of November and the beginning of December. However, there is still more work to do in the circulation and children’s area, including installing new service desks, adding two new self-checkouts, and updating the current checkout stations. The final (estimated) completion date is the beginning of next year, 2016.
In order to move on to the final phase of renovation, the electricity will have to be tuned off for two days to move an electrical panel. The Library will be closed on Thursday and Friday, December 3rd and 4th to accomplish this. No materials will be due over these two days or any fines accessed. However, if you anticipate needing materials for work, school, or pleasure during that time, it would be best to pick them up during the days before the shutdown. The Library will be open as usual on Saturday, December 5th (9am-4pm). Our website and online resources are always available online so you can still order materials and complete research from home during the two days that the Library is closed.
Despite all that is going on, the Library continues to provide needed services for our patrons.
“The O’Fallon Public Library is happy to offer wireless printing. All you need to do is install a simple driver on your Windows or Apple laptop or tablet and you can send print jobs to either the black and white or color printer. Each black and white copy cost 10 cents and color copies costs 50 cents each. Library staff is glad to assist you with this process,” according to Adult Services Manager, Ryan Johnson. In addition, printing instructions from wireless devices are listed on the home page of the Library’s website: ofpl.info.
If you have an important form or ticket on your phone, school papers, or any digital document, the Adult Services staff has all the technical skills to get those printed for you.
The printing station accepts cash and major credit cards. It uses a unique identifier (your library card or guest pass number) to protect your privacy. The cost and number of pages are displayed before you print. So, if it is not what you expected, you don’t have to print or pay for it. To make this process simpler, please don’t close your computer until you have printed what you wanted. Ryan and his staff are always glad to assist Library users.