What's new at Wright Library

Wright Library reopened and resumed basic services on Monday, June 29.   10:00 a.m-1:00 p.m. and 2:00-6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 2:00-4:00 p.m. Saturdays.  See what a safe reopening looks like.  Hold pickups by appointment will continue at the front door of the library. Sign up for email notification as new services are announced. 

  • SUBSCRIBE FOR SERVICE UPDATESThe front doors are open 10:00-1:00 and 2:00-6:00 Monday-Friday and 10:00-1:00 and 2:00-4:00 on Saturdays.
  • Scheduled pickup of held materials will continue at the front door of the library.
  • The number of patrons allowed in the building at a time is limited.
  • The areas of the library available for patrons to use is limited.
  • Patrons will be able to 
    • browse shelves and select items to check out
      • materials not available on the available shelves can be placed on hold and picked up at a later time
    • pick up holds on a drop in basis, although scheduled pickups will continue at the front door
    • check out items at self-check stations or the service desk
    • return items (contactless protocols will remain in place and returns will be quarantined)
    • use a computer (cleaning protocols will be followed)
    • ask research questions
  • This partial reopening of library service involves extensive safety measures to ensure the health of the public and library staff, including: 
    • All employees will wear personal protective equipment as required by State Orders and will practice social distancing at all times.
    • The materials return and curbside pickup processes will be contactless.
    • Recently returned circulating materials will be quarantined prior to recirculation among the general public.
    • Regular disinfecting of high touch areas will take place.
    • Browsed items are to be placed on carts, not back on the shelf.

Other current services:

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(Email list updated on July 13, 2020. If you think you should be getting emails, and have not, please check your spam or promotion folder. If you still have concerns, please email publicity@wrightlibrary.org)


July 13: July Events


July 2: Library eNews


June 26: Library Opening


June 12: Library eNews


June 5: Library eNews


May 30: Library eNews


May 22: Library eNews


May 16: Summer Reading Club Registration is open for kids, teens, and adults


May 13: Planned System Maintenance


May 9: eNewsletter


May 1: eNewsletter


Email from April 25: Planning for a safe reopening


Email from April 22: A video hello from Wright Library this National Library Week


Email from April 4: Read the latest update from Wright Library Director Kristi Hale


Email from March 20th >>


Library services during closure

Email from March 13, updated March 17 

The response to the announcement that the library is closing has been an affirmation of how highly you value Wright Library. The building was buzzing with patrons stocking up on books and movies as they prepare for staying home. 

Wright Library staff are developing ways to serve the community during this closure. While this is a work in progress, we wanted to provide you with an update: 

* Phone lines and research desk e-mails will be answered during regular hours M-F 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. and Sat.; 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

* Youth Services is working on adaptive ways to deliver programs, such as broadcasting storytimes and other programs on Facebook Live.

* We are developing a procedure for patron hold pickup.

*  We have added more titles to the CloudLibrary, an ebook and audiobook service. These are available on demand little or no wait time on most titles.

* The Library’s Wi-Fi is available 24/7 on much of the library’s property and can be enjoyed for free using your own device.

See wrightlibrary.org/covid19updates for more information about these and other future services. Sign up for Wright Library’s newsletter at wrightlibrary.org/emails to stay informed. 

Sincerely, Kristi Hale, Library Director


Wright Library closing 9 p.m. March 13

Email from March 13, 2020, updated April 6

Dear Library Friends and Cardholders:

The State of Ohio’s response to COVID-19 is changing rapidly. As recently as this morning, Wright Library hoped to remain open during this health crisis, however it’s clear now that to safeguard the health and safety of our patrons, staff, and community, the Wright Library facility must close beginning 9 p.m, Friday March 13.

Patrons are encouraged to delay returning items they have in their possession and will not be penalized for returning library materials late during this period.

    We invite you to explore everything we have to offer on our website, wrightlibrary.org. Wright Library offers remote access to resources for all ages 24/7, including: 

     e-books | e-audiobooks | streaming TV | movies | music services | digital courses | magazines | The New York Times Online

    Don’t already have a library card? Sign up for a Wright Library eCard to gain virtual, remote access to Wright Library’s digital collections.

    There are many steps you can take to help keep yourselves and the community safe.  Information is available at coronavirus.ohio.gov, and Ohio's coronavirus call center is open to answer questions from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily. The hotline number is 1-833-4-ASK-ODH or 1-833-427-5634. The library has additional local information on the virus at wrightlibrary.org/covid-19

    We will continue to keep you informed of the library’s response plans. If you have questions, please call the library at (937) 294-7171.