HAWLEY, Minn. — The Hawley Public Library has resumed its normal hours after being closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The library will be offering express service, limiting the number of customers in the building at one time and maintaining social distancing, sanitation procedures and more, based on the following schedule: 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

During the closure, new services were introduced, including wireless hotspots that allow users to connect to a WiFi network on the go. Customers can check out wireless hotspots like they would a book or DVD, with a 14-day loan period and two possible auto-renewals if no one else has requested it. To request a device, place a hold on a wireless hotspot in the library's catalog, or call the library at 218-483-4549 for assistance.

Additionally, access to hoopla was added to the library's services. Cardholders are able to stream movies and TV shows, and download eBooks and eAudiobooks. Get started at larl.org/ebooks.

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