1. When do you estimate the museum / library will be ready to reopen for the public?
The library is ready to reopen, which means after the restrictions loosen, and cultural institutions get the chance, it's going to welcome the visitors again.
2. What are the most important measures you consider taking in order to make visits safe? How do you plan to encourage visits, considering people might be reluctant to visit a museum / library during the next few months?
In addition to the Central Library, the Méliusz Juhász Péter Library has 12 deposit libraries and 6 Library Points. Of this, we would open the Central Library and two deposit libraries at first (Benedek Elek Library, Józsai Library).
We also plan to change the opening hours for this period:
Monday - Friday: 09.00–12.00 and 13.00–16.00
Time zone reserved for the elderly (over 65 years): 09.00–12.00
Time zone reserved for disinfection and cleaning period: 12.00–13.00
Time zone reserved for people under 65: 13.00 - 16.00
Our libraries will only be accessible up to the rental desk, our services are limited to enrollment and the return and issue of documents in pre-assembled packages. A request form is available for the requested documents. On working days, requests sent by e-mail by 12 (at email@example.com) can be compiled the next day.
Enrollment: For our readers who had a valid reader ticket until March 17, we have extended the registration validity for 4 months.
After retrieval, documents are quarantined: books for 48 hours, DVDs and slides for 72 hours.
The rental period for DVDs will change to 4 weeks, similar to your books.
Reservations can only be made in person at the rental desk.
Visiting and hygiene information:
• Wearing mask while visiting the library.
• We ask our readers - if possible - to visit our libraries alone.
• In preparation for queuing, we help to keep the distance between visitors with a visible sign every 1.5 meters.
• We ask our readers to keep in mind the increased waiting time.
• We provide the possibility of hand sanitisation.
• Disinfection of public spaces is carried out in the morning, before opening and between 12.00 and 13.00.
3. What measures will you take to ensure that the visitors will comply with the new regulations?
The Méliusz Juhász Péter Library informs its readers about the new hygiene rules through its website, Facebook pages and newsletter, as well as information sent to members of the press. This way, our readers can use our libraries with complete security.
In front of the library doors, one of our colleagues will warn our visitors about the use of hand sanitisation and wearing a mask.
In preparation for queuing, we help to keep the distance between visitors with a visible sign every 1.5 meters
In the library we guide our visitors with the help of paravans and furniture.
4. How do you handle employees concerns about reopening soon?
We prepared all necessary tools to ensure the safety of our employees:
- hand and surface sanitizer,
- rubber gloves,
- textile gloves.
In our main library, we put plexi glass on counters. In our Benedek Elek and Józsai deposit libraries we changed the layout of the furniture to be able to keep up the safe distance between our readers.
During the day the library will be frequently sanitized.
Managers will have personal talks with employees to minimise the frustration among workers.