Computer Use: By Appointment Only

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Reopening information

Appointments can be made by calling 203-630-6349.

We are reopening for computer use only on October 7th, by appointment.  Appointments will begin at 10:00am.  The last appointment of the day is at 5:00pm.  Initially, appointments will be for Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, only.  Services are for Meriden patrons, only.

  • Appointments are 45 minutes long, no extensions, to allow for proper cleanup between sessions.
  • Masks are mandatory.  Hand sanitizer, gloves and cleaning supplies are available at the cleaning tables positioned in the computer areas.
  • When scheduling an appointment, you will be asked for your name, phone number and for what day(s) and time(s) you desire.  Also, patrons will be read the list of policies and safety guidelines when making an appointment, so there will be no confusion upon arrival.  At that time, we can renew your library card, if necessary.  If you are a Meriden resident and do not have a library card, please email kbutler@meridenct.gov in order to get one.  At the start, this scheduling is limited, in order for staff to assess patrons’ compliance with all library policies.  As long as patrons adhere to library policies in a safe and respectful manner, we anticipate opening more services to a greater number of people, as quickly as possible!
  • Patrons are allowed one appointment per day, only 2 appointments per week.

When you arrive for your appointment:

  • There will be an area on the sidewalk marked specifically for patrons with reservations.  At all times, 6 feet social-distancing must be practiced.  Please arrive for your appointment on time.  Late arrivals will not be admitted more than 15 minutes past the hour.  If late, the reservation will still end on the ¾ hour.
  • Patrons must remain in the designated computer area.  There will be no browsing nor in-person computer assistance, at this time.  If printing, the first 10 pages will be free of charge.
  • Bathrooms are not available to patrons at this time.
  • There will be pencils and scrap paper at each computer for patron use.  There will be basic information for computer use at each computer, as well.
Meriden Public Library 105 Miller Street, Meriden, CT 06450 Main Number 203.238.2344 Fax 203.238.3647