Ritter Library Navigates A New Way Of Doing Things

By slowly reopening in phases, Ritter Public Library hopes to provide many of the services the Vermilion community loves while keeping everyone safe. The library is serving Vermilion in new and creative ways.

At this time no browsing is permitted. Holds may be placed on the website or on the CLEVNET app. Once holds are placed, you will receive a notification that they are available. Wait at least 24 hours after placing hold before coming into the library for pick up. Facial coverings are required in the library.

Social distancing is also required, and hourly cleaning is practiced by staff. Plexiglass dividers at the circulation desk have been installed and all materials will be separated from the collection for five days prior to being made available.

While no browsing is currently permitted, staff will have convenient disposable bags with small collections based on age and genre for patrons to quickly check out.

New hours are 10 am – 5:30 pm Monday – Saturday; 1 pm – 5 pm Sunday.

If you have a question, call (440) 967-3798. Ritter would love to help you place a hold or navigate this new way of doing things.


What can I do at the library?

For the time, you may place a hold or pick up materials that have been placed on hold. Call Ritter or use the website. Materials owned by Ritter may be placed on hold and picked up 24 hours later. Each patron may borrow ten items at a time. Ritter is happy to place holds for you over the phone.

You may also use a computer. Ritter has four computer stations available for one hour use. Each station is sanitized before and after use and disposable covers are placed on the keyboards and computer mice.

No browsing is permitted at this time.

What about Summer Reading?

Ritter is planning a fun Summer Reading Program that will be held online.

How can I return my materials?

The book drop behind the library is open now, or you may return items inside the east entrance from 10 am – 5:30 pm Monday – Saturday or 1 pm – 5 pm Sunday.

How long will the collections and meeting rooms be closed to the public?

Ritter is keeping tabs on the information coming from state and local authorities. As it gets new information, Ritter will adjust its plan. The library wants to provide all the services it is able to in the safest way possible.

If you have any questions, call (440) 967-3798.