What is Extended Access?

Extended Access is a technology system that provides self-service access to the library outside of staffed open hours at designated locations. It does not replace or reduce staffed hours. Instead, it provides our community more opportunities to use the library when it works best for them. It works similarly to college libraries, 24/7 gyms, co-working lofts, and other shared public spaces. Customers can use their library card to unlock the library. At this time, it is available at the Jordan Library only, but may expand to other Scott County Library locations in the future. 

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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?