COVID-19

Welcome to the Library! 

All Scott County Libraries are open. Click on the tabs below to see answers to Frequently Asked Questions about library services, including changes coming June 1st. We will update this page as new information is available. 

Changes Coming June 1st

This summer, we're transitioning some services to increase access to in-library resources. In May, customers can continue to visit libraries in person during walk-in Express Service hours to browse materials, complete quick computer transactions, and check out items. On June 1st, walk-in hours will increase and meeting rooms will reopen. Click here to see our upcoming hours and service changes. If you have questions, check the FAQs below, use our Ask a Librarian form, or contact staff at your branch. 

Staying Safe

We're committed to ensuring customers feel safe and supported during service transitions. While brighter days are ahead, our hearts are with everyone affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We're still taking precautions to ensure library services are safe, accessible, and welcoming for all. You can view our up-to-date safety guidelines on the "For Your Safety" tab below and on library signs. 

If you aren't ready to visit your library, we can help. You may still take advantage of Curbside Pickup or make a 1-hour Computer Appointment during Appointment Hours. Computer Appointments will end May 28th, but Curbside Pickup service will continue all summer. We encourage you to contact your library about Curbside services, technology assistance, or other accommodations to help you stay connected with us. 

Last Updated: 5/17/2021

  1. For Your Safety
  2. Visiting the Library
  3. Library Services
  4. Meeting Rooms
  5. My Library Account
  6. Materials & Curbside Pickup
  7. Computers & Printing
  8. Programs
  9. Online Resources & eBooks

Which safety guidelines are Scott County Libraries following? 

Following guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health and Scott County Public Health, we are observing these important safety precautions:  

  • Face Masks (updated 5/14/21): We no longer require visitors to wear masks, but you are welcome to wear one inside the library if you prefer to. 
  • Social Distancing: We encourage you to keep a distance of at least six feet between yourself, other customers, and library staff.  
  • Cleaning: We are cleaning high-touch surfaces regularly. As a courtesy, we will provide wipes to anyone who would like to sanitize a surface before use.