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.
As of Monday, July 20, all Garfield County Libraries are open during normal hours of operation.
After considering all the information and directives from government officials, we decided to restore normal library hours of operation as well as most services on Monday, July 20. You are now 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.
Borrowed Books, Overdue Charges, and Returns
Overdue charges are now in effect for items not returned on time.
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 but will not accrue charges during that time period.
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.