Library Coronavirus Response Information

ALL LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus in our communities.

As the library closes temporarily, it is important to note the following:

  • All remaining classes, events, and reservations are canceled indefinitely.
  • If you have materials checked out from the library, please keep them until the library reopens. You will not be fined (we’re fine-free) or billed for them.
  • Holds have been disabled in the catalog, as we are not processing books or receiving courier at this time.
  • We will keep all holds on the holdshelf for you until we re-open.
  • WiFi will continue to be available at all Mesa County Libraries locations. WiFi signals are accessible from outside our facilities.
  • Mesa County Libraries have a wide variety of online eResources and downloadable and streaming media available, including ebooks and eAudiobooks through OverDrive, films through Kanopy, language learning through Mango Languages, and much more.
  • If you don’t have a library card, you can get one online by visiting mesacountylibraries.org/services/library-cards
  • During the closure, Mesa County Libraries will offer activities and selected programming through our website, and library social media channels. Please watch our website and follow us on social media for more information as those plans develop.
  • No book donations will be accepted by Friends of the Mesa County Libraries during the closure. Please do not drop off book donations.

The decision to close for an extended time was not an easy one for the library, and we hope our patrons understand the reasons. We encourage all Mesa County residents to take steps to protect themselves and others from the COVID-19 illness by following guidance issued by Mesa County Public Health, including:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly and often with soap and water.
  • Avoid close contact with other people.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.

Library Coronavirus Updates:

Libraries to reopen on a limited basis Monday, June 8

Mesa County Libraries plan to reopen to public visits on a limited basis Monday, June 8. The libraries closed March 14 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Since that time, library staff have been rearranging shelving and furniture to enable better social distancing in the buildings, as well as installing see-through shields around patron service […]

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Hang on just a while longer for library reopening

The most common question that Mesa County Libraries staff hear these days is: “When is the library reopening?” The short answer is: “As soon as we can!” The good news is that the library is making progress toward reopening our buildings to the public after they closed March 14 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. […]

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Library offers curbside pick-up of holds

Mesa County Libraries are now offering curbside pick-up of holds. Using our curbside service is as easy as 1-2-3 … and 4! Place your items on HOLD in our catalog. You’ll be notified when they are available. After you’re notified, call your library branch to schedule a pick-up time. Pick up your items curbside! (Appointments […]

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Update on library services

As Colorado and our Mesa County community shift to a “safer-at-home” strategy, we want to update our patrons on the status of library services. This week (the week of April 27), some library staff have returned to our facilities to work on plans for resuming certain library services. Some of the most important new developments […]

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Mesa County Libraries to close until at least April 6

After today (Saturday, March 14), all Mesa County Libraries locations will close until at least Monday, April 6, in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus in our communities. The announcement Saturday of a presumptive positive case of the illness in Mesa County prompted the library’s decision to close. Libraries are a popular […]

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Library cancels all programs and events through March 31

In an effort to limit the potential spread of the coronavirus among the public, Mesa County Libraries are canceling all programs and events through at least March 31. Although there have been no reports of COVID-19 illness in Mesa County, local health authorities are recommending the postponement or cancellation of all nonessential gatherings in order […]

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Words on Wheels winding down as a precaution

Mesa County Libraries are winding down material deliveries through the Words on Wheels service until further notice. The library is suspending Words on Wheels out of an abundance of caution due to the potential spread of coronavirus. Words on Wheels serves a mostly senior population that may be especially vulnerable to the illness, which led […]

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Library outlines COVID-19 response

Mesa County Libraries are prepared to cope with a potential local outbreak of coronavirus.  Although no cases of the COVID-19 illness have been reported in Mesa County as of this writing (March 2, 2020), your local libraries are increasing their frequency of cleaning, especially on door handles and other surfaces that people frequently touch. Such […]

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