Windsor Public Library opens more branches for computer use

As of Tuesday, those who do not have access to a computer at home can use the ones at three Windsor Public Library branches.

On Monday, the Central Library Branch opened for computer use in a pilot program. Library officials have declared the project a success and are now moving it to the Budimir Branch, the John Muir Branch, and the Riverside Branch.

The computer stations are all separated by plexiglass dividers, and social distancing measures are in effect. That means fewer computers for use, but the public can be assured their health and safety will be protected.

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Sessions begin on the hour and will last 45 minutes. For the next 15 minutes, the computer stations will be sanitized.

Access to the computers is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Appointments are not necessary, but those who come should expect to wait.

“We ask that the community be patient with us as we test how best to safely re-open our doors,” said CEO Kitty Pope on July 21. “Computer access is a small, but essential, first step.”

Computer access at the three branches will be available Monday and Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

At the Central Library Branch, the library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.