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Alert Level 2 - Orange

DCDL Returns to Walkthrough Browsing August 3

On Thursday, Governor DeWine announced that Delaware County has been downgraded to an Alert Level 2 – Orange on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System. What does this mean for DCDL?

As a reminder, the Director’s Order for facial coverings throughout the State of Ohio still stands for all indoor public locations, including all Delaware County District Library locations.

According to the public health plan of the Delaware County District Library, all locations will return to our Walkthrough Browsing and Computer Reservation model beginning Monday, August 3, according to our updated operating hours.


  • Monday*, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Thursday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.


Computer Reservations:

  • Monday* – Saturday: 1 – 5 p.m.

*(Ostrander Branch Library is closed on Mondays)

Some things to note with an Alert Level 2 – Orange:

  • Masks are required of individuals ages 2 and up within a Library building
  • Individuals may still use curbside and drive-up services, as they prefer
  • Staff will still be available to take phone calls, answer emails and website chats
  • Buildings will operate at a limited capacity
  • Individuals are asked to limit time inside the buildings to 1 hour
  • Computer reservations begin at the top of the hour and last 50-minutes


We’ll see you in the Library, at curbside or drive-up, or online on Monday.

The Delaware County District Library serves as the public information provider for our community, using traditional and innovative technology to encourage curiosity, free inquiry, and lifelong learning in a friendly environment.

Delaware County Alert Level ORANGE.Walkthrough Browsing is Open.