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COVID-19 Response


The Harnett County Public Library has resumed public operations with safety restrictions starting Monday, June 22. To help limit the spread of COVID-19, the library is observing new policies and operating hours.

The current hours of operation for the main branch located at 601 S. Main St. in Lillington are:

Monday through Thursday: 10:00 - 6:00
Friday: 10:00 - 5:00
Saturday: CLOSED

These are the new provisional safety policies and guidelines that are being observed:

  • - As per Governor Cooper's Executive Order and Harnett County Commissioners' Emergency Proclamation, face coverings for patrons are required inside the library building.
  • - As of July 17, 2020 the library's maximum guest capacity is 15. We ask that you keep your visit as short as possible to allow others the opportunity to use library services.
  • - Patrons are encouraged to wait 6 feet apart and to avoid close contact with others.
  • - Materials and holds are available for pickup inside the library and via curbside pickup.
  • - Overdue fines will not be assessed through June 30. Regular circulation and fine procedures will return starting July 1. Click here for information about our circulation and fine policies.
  • - Dropboxes are open and returned materials are isolated in quarantine for 72 hours before returning to circulation. Be advised that returned items may still appear on patron accounts while they are in isolation. Patrons will not be charged any fines or penalties during the quarantine period.
  • - Patrons are limited to one 30 minute public access computer session per day and must request a sanitized keyboard and mouse from the front desk before logging on.
  • - Meeting rooms, study rooms, desks and seating are unavailable until further notice.
  • - One-on-one Book-A-Librarian consultations are unavailable until further notice.
  • - Staff assistance and interaction may be limited to maintain social distancing.
  • - Virtual and distance services and programs will continue to be available. See the links below for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact the library at (910) 893-3446.

Virtual and Distance Resources