Libraries changing service options due to COVID


By Mitchell Banks | The Tribune

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Due to Jackson County’s red status on the COVID-19 state map, the Jackson County Public Library is changing service options starting Monday.

Each day, a limited number of computers will be available at each location to reserve for one-hour appointments by calling the Seymour, Crothersville or Medora libraries.

Each library also is setting appointments every 10 minutes for cash-only photocopier use and faxing documents with cash at Crothersville and Medora locations and credit or debit card at Seymour. Discovery Bus stops are now porch drops only.

During this phase of service, appointments are available by calling the Seymour Library at 812-523-4636, Crothersville at 812-793-2927 and Medora at 812-966-2278. Free WiFi is available from all library parking lots 24/7.

Not available in this phase are in-person programs, laminating, collection browsing, children’s area, donations and Friends sales.

Library staff and visitors with appointments are required to wear their own masks in the libraries. When someone has an appointment, they will call the library and speak with a staff member so they can let them in the building.

Each library also will offer curbside or drive-thru window material pickup during this phase. Library users should call library staff to place holds or visit

During this phase, Seymour’s location will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Crothersville’s library will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. Medora’s library will be open Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m.

Service options will be reevaluated each Wednesday afternoon. When the county goes back to orange, masks will be required for all library in-person programs.

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