The Library’s response to the COVID-19 Outbreak: Message from the Director
From Library Director Susan Gregory
March 16, 2020
Thank you for your continued patience as we evaluate and adjust our operations because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bozeman Public Library is a department of the City of Bozeman and, as such, we set response levels in coordination with the Library Board of Trustees, the City of Bozeman administration, the Gallatin City/County Health Department, Emergency Management Services and Public Elected Officials in response to natural disasters, health & safety issues and epidemic or risk of pandemic. It is our priority to communicate regularly with our Library staff, patrons and residents. This includes local public health updates from local and state officials on Coronavirus (COVID-19).
With input from the parties above, we have made the difficult decision that, in the interest of public health and safety, we must close the Library to the public beginning Tuesday, March 17th, 2020, until further notice.
We are fortunate that our Library is a heavily-used and much-loved cornerstone of our community. Because of the number of people of all ages who come to the Library daily, it is impossible to maintain necessary levels of social distance or desired levels of disinfection during the pandemic. Thank you for understanding why the Library is currently closed and that we will re-open again as soon as it is deemed safe and appropriate by City and County Health administrations.
We will continue to update you with new information as this public health challenge continues. In the meantime, please consider taking advantage of our many online electronic resources. You’ll find this information on our website (www.bozemanlibrary.org) under “eLibrary.”
Take care and stay healthy!
Susan Gregory, Director