Grand Rapids Public Library set to reopen next month

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The Grand Rapids Public Library will reopen all of its locations starting Oct. 12.

There will be a limited number of patrons in the buildings at a time for up to 30 minutes. GRPL also will provide limited services to the public, including:

  • Library account assistance
  • Public computers and Wi-Fi
  • Reference questions
  • Holds pickup
  • Free printing, copying and faxing
  • Material browsing in the stacks at all branch locations. The Main Library’s stacks will be closed but will offer a retrieval service.
  • Research by appointment only in the Grand Rapids History and Special Collections Department
  • GRPL To Go Curbside pickup at select locations
  • Virtual programs

Visitors and staff will be required to wear a mask upon entry and social distancing will be required. Plexiglass shields and signages will be installed. The libraries’ hours will be reduced.

The complete GRPL reopening plan is available at

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