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Posted on: November 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Thomas Branigan Library to Temporarily Limit Services to Grab-and-Go and Computer Lab Use

A photo of the main entrance to Branigan Memorial Library

In accordance with the Governor’s amended Public Health orders, Branigan Library will be temporarily rolling back some of its services to the public.

Beginning Monday, November 16, limited lobby service in the afternoons will be suspended. Patrons will be able to reserve library materials for pick-up in the morning from 9 a.m. to noon and in the afternoon from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. , Monday through Saturday. Patrons can pick up their items at the building entrance. Grab and Go services are contact-less and masks will be required when interacting with library staff.

The computer lab will remain open, but capacity has been limited to six open computers with a one-hour maximum session time. Patrons who wish to use the computer lab must wear a mask and have their temperature taken before being allowed in the facility. Computer lab hours are from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Monday to Saturday.

These restrictions will remain in place until November 30, or until the Governor amends the restrictions.

The book drop is open for item returns. The Library is no longer extending due dates, so items must be returned. Fines and fees are still being waived for most transactions.  

Important numbers to know:

  • Basic information, circulation: 575/528-4000
  • Reference help: 575/528-4005

The library has many digital resources, such as e-books, e-audiobooks, streaming music and movies, digital magazines, databases and more, which patrons can visit from the comfort of their own home. Visit the Library’s website at to find out more and download our digital apps. If you don’t have a library card, you can call the library and sign up for one over the phone during our service hours or email

Please note that due to the large volume of phone calls we receive, you may have to call back or leave a message. The latest library news and information can be found by calling during service hours or visiting the library website or social media for updates.

Help stop the spread of COVID-19.  For more information about COVID-19 and how you can help stop the spread visit:

Facebook page: BraniganLibrary
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