COVID-19 Information and Updates


NOTICE: FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED IN CITY FACILITIES

Consistent with the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners Emergency Ordinance #20-14 requiring that citizens wear face coverings in indoor public places, effective immediately the City of Safety Harbor is requiring face coverings to enter all City of Safety Harbor public facilities except for those exclusions provided in the county ordinance.

We will be operating at reduced hours and with the following changes:

  • New hours are Monday-Friday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM, Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM, Sunday: Closed
  • The library will open to the public at 50% occupancy
  • Social distancing required with six feet of separation between all patrons and staff
  • Seating has been arranged to accommodate social distancing
  • Public use computers are limited due to social distancing requirements 
  • Public computer session time is limited to one hour
  • Safety shields have been installed at all service desks
  • One-on-one staff assistance is limited
  • Patrons are encouraged to use self-check-out stations
  • Library programs are suspended until further notice
  • Meeting rooms and study rooms are closed until further notice. (No outside public meetings permitted.)
  • Teen room is limited to two teens at a time for computer use only. All games are removed.
  • The Art Nook and Imaginative Play areas are closed
  • Cleaning of touch points including doorknobs, keyboards, etc., will occur daily. Patrons are provided wipes to clean keyboards prior to using public computers. 
  • Summer reading for all ages will be available online soon
  • Staff is working on providing other virtual services
  • Tool Library will be open
  • Patrons are requested to sign-in when entering the building for COVID-19 community contact tracing
  • Returned Items are quarantined for 48 hours
  • No volunteers until further notice
  • Donations not accepted until further notice

Curbside Pick-up Available Tuesdays and Thursdays

We realize patrons may not be comfortable visiting the Library, so we are once again offering curbside pick-up service on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10:00 AM to 5:45 PM.

How to request items:

  • Visit the library catalog to find items you’d like and place holds online. Make sure the pickup library is set to Safety Harbor.
  • Alternately, call 727-724-1525 x4112 or email shplref@cityofsafetyharbor.com to place your request. When emailing include your name, library card number, and title and format (DVD, book, large print) of item requested. 
  • Limited to ten (10) items per card per week.
How do I pick up items?
When your items are available, you will be notified with an automated phone call or email message. Call us at 727-724-1525 x4112 upon your arrival at the library and we will bring the items out to your car. Please have your ID ready.
 

Home Delivery Expanded to All over Age 65

The Library offers home delivery for Safety Harbor residents of all ages unable to physically visit the library due to illness, disability, or injury. This service is free, available on a long-term or temporary basis. 

Due to the current COVID-19 conditions, the Library is expanding this delivery service to residents aged 65 and older who are not comfortable visiting the Library. Items are left in bags at your front door for return and pick up without social interaction. Home delivery patrons can call for advice on what to read or request specific materials. Items are checked out your library card, delivered to your door, and picked-up for return by a library ambassador on a bi-monthly basis. If you need a library card, we can assist.  

For more information or to register for home delivery service, visit the Outreach page for an application, email outreach@cityofsafetyharbor.com, or call 727-724-1525 x 4107.  
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Safety Harbor Public Library • 101 2nd Street North, Safety Harbor, FL 34695 • 

727-724-1525
General Info: 
shplref@cityofsafetyharbor.com