Carnegie Reopening FAQ (effective July 17, 2020)

Q: What hours are the Carnegie going to be open?

A: The Carnegie will be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Q: Do I need to wear a mask or face covering?

A: Carnegie staff will be wearing masks and we please ask our patrons to also wear masks or face coverings for the safety of patrons & staff.

Q: Do I need to maintain social distancing measures?

A: Yes, you need to maintain the CDC social distancing guidelines which includes being six feet apart from other people and maintaining proper handwashing techniques. We will have tables set up with hand sanitizer as you enter the building and we ask that you use that on the way in. We will have signs indicating the six feet mark at the front desk.

Q: Can I check out books?

A: Yes! You can check out all books! Please remember your library card to check out bestsellers, DVDs, YA and special collection books. 

Q: Can I use a computer?

A: Yes! You will be able to use a computer. The number of computers has been reduced due to social distancing so there will be a limit of 30 minutes on a computer if someone is waiting to get on. If you need technical help we will be able to offer this from six feet away. 

Q: Can I make copies, faxes & scans or get a document notarized?

A: Yes!

Q: Can I print?

A: Yes, you may print documents and pay with cash or credit cards. We will be sanitizing all credit cards before and after use for the protection of patrons and staff. 

Q: Can I donate books?

A: We are currently accepting book donations of no more than 35 books with a copyright date of less than five years ago.

Q: When will programs start back up?

A: Our virtual programming will continue and in-person programming will return soon. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates.

Q: Can I rent the meeting rooms?

A: Yes. You can put in a meeting room rental inquiry by clicking here. Meeting room rentals will be available during regular business hours and will be limited to groups of 35 and all social distancing and mask rules listed above apply.

Q: Can I use the Children’s room?

A: The children's room is currently open and two children's computers are available for use on a first come first serve basis. The Atlanta Zoo has temporarily suspended its free ticket program. 

Q: Can I read a newspaper or magazine?

A: Yes, our magazines and newspapers are currently available to read while in the building. Please note we are not able to sanitize these items so please use the provided hand sanitizer after reading these items. 

If you have any questions please call the Carnegie at 770-683-1347 or email

Newnan Carnegie Library / 770.683.1347 / 1 LaGrange Street, Newnan, GA / © 2020 Newnan Carnegie

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