COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

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 Services

All Garfield County Libraries are open during normal hours of operation. You are currently able to browse the library for books and materials, use a computer, and reserve a study room. There are still a few services that have limited availability. There are a maximum number of visitors allowed in each library at any one time, and in order to enter and use your library you must wear a mask and practice social distancing. 


Overdue Charges, Returns, and Holds

As of January 1, 2021 the libraries are now fine free. Read more by clicking here.

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.

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.


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.

Events are being held in a virtual format on different platforms including YouTube, Zoom, and Facebook Live. See individual event information for details. View the full calendar of virtual events.


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 e-books, e-audiobooks, and magazines with OverDrive
Enjoy animated, talking picture books for kids with TumbleBooks
Read e-books, e-audiobooks, and comics with Hoopla

Movies & Videos
Stream movies and videos with Kanopy 
Stream movies and TV shows with Hoopla

Borrow music with Hoopla

Learn a language with Mango
Research your family tree
Maintain or fix your car
Learn a new craft with Creativebug
and much more!

Don't have a library card yet? Get one here.

If your library card is not working please contact us.


Resources for Reliable COVID-19 Information

We encourage everyone to utilize reliable and up-to-date COVID-19 information from the experts.

Garfield County Public Health
Garfield County Emergency Operations Center

Colorado Department of Health - CDPHE Vaccine FAQs
Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC)

American Public Health Association (The White House, CDC, FEMA)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Institutes of Health
Small Business Association
US Department of Labor
US Food & Drug Administration

World Health Organization


Hospitals and Clinics

Aspen Valley Hospital
Grand River Health
Mountain Family Health Centers
Valley View Hospital


Food, Rent, and Other Assistance

Aspen Hope Center
Catholic Charities
River Center
The Salvation Army

A full list of contacts for a variety of services can be found in the Garfield County Human Services Directory.


We understand that developments regarding COVID-19 are changing. We will continue to actively monitor this ongoing situation and update this page as necessary.


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