COVID-19 Service Update – March 15, 2021

Grab & Go Graphic with Orion Library Logo

The Orion Township Public Library is excited to announce that we are expanding library services beginning on Monday, March 15, 2021. We will open at 9:30 AM, and patrons are welcome to come into the library again, no appointments required. We will be complying with the latest MDHHS order, limiting to 50% or less of building capacity. Patrons are asked to stay no longer than 45 minutes, just a short visit to pick up what they need and head back out. We are calling this our “Grab & Go” service. Patrons are required to wear masks in the building, respect social distancing, and use the available hand sanitizer frequently. Patrons may view the shelves of books and other materials when they visit, and staff will be available to assist in safe ways as well. Computers and other equipment will also be available.

Appointments will be available for study rooms (individuals only), Makerspace Equipment, and Exam Proctoring only.

As a reminder, current library hours are:
Monday – Thursday: 9:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Curbside pickup is still available, with slightly shorter hours to allow staff to assist patrons both in the library and curbside. Initially, curbside pickup will be available:
Monday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Sunday: NO curbside

Self-checkout will be available inside the library. Returns will be accepted at our indoor book drop in addition to our outdoor book drops. Payments will be accepted by our staff in the lobby (cash, credit cards, and checks accepted for fine and fee payments).

We will be shortening our quarantine period to 3 days 48 hours (updated 5/17/2021) for returned items. Meeting rooms are still NOT available. We are still NOT able to accept book donations at this time.

The Orion Center Branch library will also be open a few days each week, staffed and available to patrons to pick up materials or use computers. Initially this location will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 10 AM to 3 PM.

As with everything related to COVID-19, these plans are subject to change at any time. Please visit or call us at (248) 693-3000 for the latest information.

OTPL Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Plan Updated 05-25-2021

4 Responses to COVID-19 Service Update – March 15, 2021

  1. Sheryl W. March 23, 2021 at 2:04 am #

    Are we allowed to come in and collect our “Hold” books from the Hold shelves and self-check them out? Or collect our MEL books inside and have the library staff check them out? Or are all these available only via curbside pickup?

    • Karen Knox March 23, 2021 at 6:48 am #

      Hi Sheryl,

      Yes! You are allowed to do this. The hold shelves are available with self-check as well. And MeL books too, and staff can assist with those at the front desk. Thanks for asking!


  2. Rick and Patty Kalso March 11, 2021 at 1:37 pm #

    We go by the Orion Twp library every day and do use the pick-up service which has been fine. When we want to stop at the library to relax and read a few periodicals we have been going to the Oxford Library most of the winter with no issues at all. Although Oxford is a very nice library it would be much handier stopping in as we pass by from exercising at the Community Center on our way home. Do you know when we will be abe to just stop and read a newspaper or other periodical?
    Thank you,
    Rick & Patty Kalso

    • Karen Knox March 11, 2021 at 2:10 pm #

      Hi Rick & Patty Kalso,

      I do not have a date for that as of yet. I am hopeful that it will be in the semi-near future, and I will update everyone as soon as possible when things change. Thank you!

      Karen Knox, Library Director