Rosenberg Library’s Phased Reopening



June 29


Phased reopening of our meeting rooms begins on June 29th. Click here for our meeting room advisory.

Rosenberg Library Meeting Room Advisory

The Rosenberg Library is dedicated to protecting the health and safety of visitors and staff. On June 29, 2020 we will begin a phased reopening of the Rosenberg Library’s meeting rooms, with the following in effect until further notice:

  • Patrons and staff are required to wear face masks and practice social distancing (minimum of 6 feet) at all times
  • For your convenience, hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the library
  • For your safety, meeting rooms will be limited to 25% of capacity
  • Out-of-county non-profit reservation requests will not be accepted at this time
  • Meeting rooms will be sanitized, which may limit reservation availability
  • No additional tables will be provided
  • The library cannot provide coffee, ice, or other beverages at this time
  • Patrons using meeting rooms are permitted to bring their own food and beverages, as long as the meeting room policies regarding food and drinks are observed (see meeting room policies)
  • Meeting room hours are Monday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Meeting room reservations can be made 24/7 at

Join us on June 29, 2020 as the Friends' Bookshop on the 2nd floor is reopening! Become a Friends' Member to be notified of sales and specials.

Join us on June 29, 2020 as the Friends’ Bookshop on the 2nd floor is reopening! Become a Friends’ Member to be notified of sales and specials.


June 1


The June 1, 2020 phased reopening of the Rosenberg Library sees the return of patrons to the library since temporarily closing due to the pandemic. This reopening is primarily influenced by safety and the need for the library to fulfill its mission to the community.

In attempts to limit the spread of Covid-19, the Library has developed a process to allow patrons back into the building:

  • All patrons and staff must wear face masks in the Library, and practice social distancing – a minimum of 6-feet. Hand sanitizer is available and encouraged to be used before and after visits.
  • Library hours are 9:00 am to 5:45 pm, Monday through Saturday. Patrons are limited to one (1) hour per day, with a capacity of forty (40) patrons in the building at one time.
  • Patrons visiting Adult Services (books, DVDs, music) or Computer Services (public computer use) are strongly encouraged to use the 23rd Street (east) Entrance to minimize congestion on the 1st floor.
  • Patrons are strongly encouraged to use self-checkout machines at the end of their library visit.

Services available to patrons during this first phased reopening include:

  • The Circulation department can assist patrons with expired or lost library cards and issue new cards on the 1st floor. The Circulation department can be reached at (409) 763 – 8854 ext. 111
  • Reader’s advisory services are available at Adult and Children’s Services desks.
  • Books, DVDs, Audiobooks, and CDs are available for checkout.
  • Public computers can be used via reservation Monday – Saturday, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm. Please call (409) 763 – 8854 ext. 130, or click here to reserve a computer, or speak with staff on the 3rd floor at the help desk.
  • The Galveston and Texas History Center will be available by appointment: (409) 763 – 8854 ext. 126 or

Also, just a reminder, we will continue our Curbside Pick-up and Library Grab Bag programs for patrons who desire library services but aren’t able to come to the library.