Why is Scott County Library pursuing this service?

Extended Access empowers our community members to use their library when it works best for them. For several years, we've been exploring ways to make our buildings more open to the public, such as after-hours access to meeting rooms. The positive response to meeting rooms inspired us to consider maximizing access to resources like Wi-Fi, computers, and study spaces. We're excited to be more available than ever to early risers, remote workers, technology users, homeschooling families, childcare providers, and others who love using the library.

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1. What is Extended Access?
2. Why is Scott County Library pursuing this service?
3. How does it work?
4. Who can sign up for and use Extended Access?
5. Do library users have to pay to use this service?
6. Can an Extended Access member bring guests or family members such as children?
7. How will the library be safe when staff aren't there?
8. How do you report feedback or problems if staff aren’t there?
9. Will I still be able to talk to a librarian?
10. Once I sign up, will I be able to use the service immediately?
11. Are you planning to add Extended Access to other Scott County Library locations?
12. Do I have to live in Scott County to use Extended Access?
13. What research did you do to establish your best practices?
14. How has the community responded?
15. Who can I contact to ask questions about implementation?