Your Garfield County Libraries care deeply about the health and safety of our community and we are actively monitoring information in relation to COVID-19. Learn about what the libraries are doing in response to the virus as well as find links to reliable health organizations.
Current Temporary Open Hours
Monday: 11 am to 3 pm
Tuesday: 2 pm to 6 pm
Wednesday: 11 am to 3 pm
Thursday: 2 pm to 6 pm
Friday: 11 am to 3 pm
Our staff worked hard during the library closure to bring additional eBooks, streaming movies, databases, and events online. We hope you've enjoyed these services during the state's stay-at-home order, and will continue to do so in the future as well.
We also worked on our buildings and trained staff remotely in preparation for reopening our facilities. After considering all the information and directives from government officials, we decided to restore in-person services on Monday, May 11. Services will be phased in during limited open hours.
At first, we will be:
-checking out books and materials that are in the library (no browsing will be allowed at this time, but librarians will assist with getting desired books and materials that are in the building)
-copying, scanning, and faxing
-printing those items which are sent wirelessly from your phone, tablet, or home computer (no computers will be available)
You will need to have a mask to enter the library, and we will be enforcing strict social distancing.
Borrowed Books, Fines, and Returns
There will be no overdue fines until further notice and please continue to hold on to your library materials.
If you wish to return materials, all library book drops are now open 24/7.
Books will be officially checked into our computer system after a quarantine period. They will remain on your account for up to a week after you return them.
All items must be returned through the book drop. We may need to close book drops at any facility if we reach our quarantine capacity.
Virtual Reference Service
Garfield County Libraries has launched a new way to get help from librarians.
Do you want to know how to download a book from Hoopla?
Need to help your 3rd grader with math homework and you're looking for a resource to help?
Are you searching for a good book to read and need a recommendation?
Type your question, and our librarians will be in touch with you within 24 hours (during the week Monday through Friday).
Events & Meeting Room Usage
All library in-person classes, events, and meeting room reservations are cancelled until further notice.
Some events will be rescheduled to a virtual format and be held on different platforms including YouTube, Zoom, and Facebook Live. See individual event information for details. View the full calendar of virtual events.
Requests for books and materials at other locations can be made at this time, though not every lending library is currently open. Items from other libraries do go through a three-day quarantine when they arrive, so please expect a wait time of one week or longer.
Enjoy the Library From Home
Many of the library’s resources are also available 24/7 from the comfort of your home. Using your library card you can download ebooks and audiobooks, checkout digital magazines, stream movies, and much more with the following resources:
Books, Audiobooks, Magazines, Comics & Graphic Novels
Download eBooks and eAudiobooks with OverDrive
Enjoy Animated, Talking Picture Books for Kids with TumbleBooks
Read Digital Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Magazines with RB Digital
Read eBooks, audiobooks, and Comics with Hoopla
Don't have a library card yet? Get one here.
If your library card is not working please contact us.
Resources for Reliable Information
We encourage everyone to utilize reliable and up-to-date COVID-19 information from the experts.
We understand that developments regarding COVID-19 are changing frequently. We will continue to actively monitor this ongoing situation and update this page as necessary.