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Augusta library branch extends closure due to COVID-19

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Published: Jan. 17, 2021 at 5:05 PM EST
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Augusta-Richmond County Public Library announced the Jeff Maxwell Branch Library will extend its closure dates through Jan. 31. Library officials are attributing the extended closure to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The branch at 1927 Lumpkin Road had closed on Friday due to COVID-19, with plans to reopen on Jan. 25.

Officials now say they plan to reopen the library at 9 a.m. Feb. 1 with curbside pickup services only.

During the closure, officials ask that no one attempt to return items, as staff will not be in the building to process the returns. Materials can be dropped off at these locations: Friedman Branch, Diamond Lakes Branch, Wallace Branch and Appleby Branch. Library patrons can also drop off materials at the Headquarters Branch on Telfair Street when it reopens Thursday.

“The health and safety of our patrons and employees are our top priority here at ARCPLS. We will continue to evaluate the current situation at hand and look forward to hopefully opening Maxwell’s doors again by the end of the week,” said a spokesperson for the library system.

The Augusta-Richmond County Library System also offers digital services including downloadable e-books, audiobooks, and databases.

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