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Thank you for abiding by our temporary policies to help stop the spread of Covid-19.  As of June 2, 2021, the library will be dropping all restrictions in relationship to the pandemic in accordance with Gov. DeWines Health Orders and recommendations from the CDC.  However, we will be sanitizing regularly and keeping up our plexiglass sneeze guards up permanently.

Elmore & Genoa Locations are OPEN !!! 

Monday            10am-8pm           Friday            10am-5pm             

Tuesday            10am-8pm          Saturday       10am-5pm

Wednesday      10am-8pm          Sunday           Closed

Thursday         10am-8pm         

Facial coverings are no longer required, but they are still recommended while inside the library

  • Browse the shelves & check out items

  • Use public computers

  • Reserve and use meeting rooms

  • Use printers, copiers, scanners, fax

  • Use quiet study rooms 

  • Book our Meeting Rooms

  • Bring family or friends

  • Children may come in unattended as per our Unattended Minors Policy

  • Attend our virtual/physical programs and pick up Grab n Go items

  • Use our free wifi

  • Utilize free notary services

  • Get items laminated

  • Donate books/dvds

  • Borrow hotspots or chromebooks

  • Continue to use Curbside Services if you prefer

  • Continue to take advantage of our digital resources through Hoopla, Libby and Overdrive 24/7


  • Be wearing face coverings

  • Provide disposable masks for those that need them

  • Sanitize all used items and surfaces after use by staff or the public as recommended  by the CDC

  • Provide hand sanitizer

  • Provide curbside services

  • Provide online chat reference

  • Provide Free Covid-19 Test Kits (while supplies last)


There are several ways that you can use our curbside services at the library.


  • Reserve items you want using our ONLINE CATALOG

  • Use our online chat feature at the bottom of the screen to talk directly to our librarians for questions or to pick out materials for pick up

  • Try our CLICK & COLLECT feature on our Library App (found in the App Store oar Google Play)

  • Call the library 419.862.2482 (Elmore) or 419.855.3380 (Genoa) to reserve items and let us know when you are ready for pick up

  • Reserve a time and date on the Curbside portion of our website

    We will check out your requested items and bag them up, then bring them directly to your vehicle.


The Harris-Elmore Public Library and the Genoa Branch Library have made it a priority to make both libraries as safe as possible for our patrons.  The Library was the recipient of a C.A.R.E.S Act Grant that allowed us to make changes to both libraries to promote safety measures within the library.  We have purchased the following items:

  • Modular Ionization Air Purification Devices in our HVAC systems 

  • Touch Free Water Fountains (with bottle refillers)

  • Touch Free Motion Sensor Entry Doors (Genoa Branch only)

  • Door Sensors to measure building occupancy

  • Motion Sensor Hand Sanitizer Stands

  • Disposable Masks

  • Electrostatic Disinfectant Sprayers

  • UV Sanitizing Wands

  • Plexiglass Sneezeguards

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