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Cobb libraries extend expiration date to Sept. 30

Expiration dates have been extended from July 31 to Sept. 30 for about 50,000 people who have Cobb County Public Library card accounts. (Courtesy of Cobb County)
Expiration dates have been extended from July 31 to Sept. 30 for about 50,000 people who have Cobb County Public Library card accounts. (Courtesy of Cobb County)

Cobb County Public Library card accounts for just over 50,000 people - previously set to expire on or near July 31 - have been extended to Sept. 30, library officials announced July 2.

The two-month extension of the library card expiration dates will provide library patrons continued access to the print and virtual collections without having to renew cards in person as the Cobb County Public Library transitions to its limited access phase with the reopening of seven libraries on July 6, officials said.

This extension ensures Cobb library patrons have access to the collections as hours are limited and half of the library facilities remain closed until further notice.

In mid-March, Cobb libraries closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Library officials are asking patrons who received automated library card renewal notices with the July 31 expiration deadline to ignore them.

Now those patrons’ cards will expire on Sept. 30.

The seven libraries reopening on July 6 will operate under health protocols of Cobb County with library workers wearing face masks and following other safety measures for reducing the risk of COVID-19 spread.

People are encouraged to wear masks while visiting libraries and plan on short visits due to the protocols, officials said.

The seven libraries slated to open on July 6 were East Cobb, Mountain View, North Cobb, Sewell Mill, South Cobb, Vinings and West Cobb.

Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.

Information: cobbcat.org/LibraryExpress