New Tufts Library Opens In Weymouth Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

WEYMOUTH, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The new Tufts Library, a $33 million project several years in the making, has opened in Weymouth.

The library was supposed to open in June after a groundbreaking last year, but was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. However, the extra time allowed the library to get ready for COVID-19 safety precautions to be put in place.

The safety measures include floor decals for social distancing, one-way traffic through the shelving, hand sanitizer stations throughout the building, and the quarantining of books.

"Any books that are returned to us are put into quarantine for 72 hours before we can check them in and shelve them," library director Rob MacLean said.

The library, located at 46 Broad Street, is open for anyone to come and visit.

WBZ NewsRadio's Jim MacKay (@JimMacKayOnAir) reports

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