Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Current Status

January 11, 2021

In-building services are now available, including browsing, holds pickup, computers, printing, and faxing.

Your visit must be no longer than 1 hour, and we encourage all to use the library as quickly and efficiently as possible to allow room for others.

Computer use is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call-ahead computer appointments are no longer available.

Masks: You must wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose to enter the library, and you must keep your mouth and nose completely covered during your time in the library. There will be no entry without a mask. If you cannot or will not wear a mask, please call ahead and we will accomodate you curbside. If you do not have a mask but are able and willing to wear one, we can provide you with one. Face shields will not be an acceptable substitute for a mask.

Curbside Holds Pickup: will look mostly the same. You do not need to make an appointment, but when you arrive at the library, please follow the directions on the signs. You will need to call and let staff know you’re there. Please remain in your vehicle. These pickups are contactless, so you will not be able to get assistance by knocking on doors or speaking to anyone in-person. Please do not attempt to enter building, and please do not approach staff. If you don’t have a mobile phone, please call before you leave your house. See this page for details.

Specialty Checkout: Laptops, portable mifi units, and other Specialty Checkout items will be available for pickup from inside the libraries only (no curbside). Please see this page for details.

Member Libraries: To find out which services are available at any of our Member libraries, please call the library you intend to use.

Computer Use

Computer use is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call-ahead computer appointments are no longer available.

Masks: You must wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose to enter the library, and you must keep your mouth and nose completely covered during your time in the library. There will be no entry without a mask. If you cannot or will not wear a mask, please call ahead and we will accomodate you curbside. If you do not have a mask but are able and willing to wear one, we can provide you with one. Face shields will not be an acceptable substitute for a mask.

FAQ

Questions About Items

When are my checked out items due?

All items checked out will come with a due date.

Can I return items to library book drops?

Yes, you can return your items to library book drops. Please use only the outside book drops at your location of choice. Please do not approach any staff you may see or make any attempt to enter buildings. Buildings are still 100% closed to the public without a computer use appointment.

How does curbside service work?

Check out www.mylibrary.us/curbside and get all the details.

What about ILL and Prospector?

Prospector and ILL services are back online, and requests can now be placed. Please be patient as some libraries in other states or connected to educational institutions have not reopened, so some materials may still be unavailable at this time.

Questions About Online Services

Are you offering programming like crafts and storytimes online?

Yes! Check Facebook and YouTube for details.

Can I get books, movies, and music?

All of our streaming and downloadable services are available now. This includes Overdrive/Libby (ebooks, audiobooks, and comics), Hoopla (music, movies, ebooks, audiobooks, and comics), Kanopy (movies), Freegal (streaming and downloadable music), and Flipster (magazines).

Limits apply per card, and all card types have the same limits, so make good use of all the cards in your household.

Can I use other resources?

About 95% of our databases are still available with your library card. This includes research databases as well as some online learning platforms and other fun destinations.

Check out Lynda.com and Rosetta Stone.

Can I get a library card if I didn't have one before or mine's not working?

Yes! Get a Virtual Card.

You can also contact our Virtual Library, and they may be able to assist you if you’re having issues with your card.