COVID-19 vaccines are now available for people over 65 in Jefferson County. To apply, pick up an application form from the library, senior center or health department and return it to the Health Department, 1255 W Washington St, Monticello, FL 32344. Alternatively, you can sign the application, scan it, and email it to JeffersonCHD@flhealth.gov. You can download and print the application at home from this link.
The library is currently open Mondays and Tuesday for curbside service only, and Wednesdays through Saturdays for brief visits. We eagerly anticipate a return to normal operations when the pandemic subsides and vaccine availability increases. Please check back on this page for updates about library operations.
JCPL is partnering with the Jefferson County Health Department, local government, and medical and scientific experts to help protect our community from COVID-19. Learn the steps we’ve taken to reduce risk:
Improved ventilation. Hospital-quality air filters have been installed in the HVAC system and placed throughout the library to improve air quality.
Open windows. Unless there is significant inclement weather, the library’s windows will be open to facilitate fresh air moving into the building. Please prepare for the library to be a little cooler, warmer or more humid than usual during your visit.
Modified hours and operations
Modified schedule. The library is curbside-only on Mondays and Tuesdays to allow sufficient time for quarantine, increased cleaning, virtual programming and mail operations. However, library staff can provide services at the door or at the curb, including document services (copying and faxing), notary, and curbside pickup. Patrons may also access the library’s public wi-fi 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the grounds and parking lot. The community room and computer lab are closed.
The library is open Wednesday through Saturday for brief indoor visits as well as curbside service. Both patrons and staff are required to wear face coverings inside the library. Masks and hand sanitizer are available at the Sanitation Station near the front door. To prevent overcrowding, enable social distancing, and reduce the risk of closure, patrons are asked to keep their indoor time around 15-20 minutes.
Based on the best current understanding of the virus, library books pose no more risk than other packages, and are very unlikely to spread the virus. In abundance of caution, and consistent with industry standards, library books are quarantined for at least 72 hours upon return. During this time, your items may still show as checked out to you in the catalog. However, you will not be assessed fines or fees for the time your items are in quarantine.
Patrons who are concerned about the cleanliness of library books are encouraged to clean their hands after handling library books and/or borrow from our growing collection of e-books.
- If you need access to a computer or the Internet, please come to the front desk. Patrons with valid library cards may borrow a Chromebook or wi-fi hotspot to take home for a period of 1 week. If hotspots are not available, please use your library card to get on the holds list. If you need access to the Internet for school, please contact your school, institution or university; the library is not able to give extensions for circulating hotspots.
- Wireless printing is now available. You are able to print from your phone, personal computer or one of the library’s Chromebooks. Printing of 10 pages or less is free.
- Library staff regularly provide virtual programming, online storytimes, and take-home kits to help support families and children during this difficult time. Visit us on social media to view our videos, get links to virtual events, and message the staff.