Attention: Library Closures
11/19/2020: Due to the continued high rate of COVID-19 infections in the community, Mesa County Libraries will close all buildings to public access beginning Sunday, Nov. 22. Call 970-243-4442 for assistance. Please visit this page for more details.  Curbside hold pick-up will continue.  Please visit the curbside page for instructions.

Services Available During Library Closure:

  • Curbside hold and print-job pickup.
  • Children’s story times and other programming will continue to be streamed on the library’s YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram TV pages and via Zoom. Past programming, such as local history and 970West Artist in Residence presentations, also are available for viewing on those pages.
  • Take-and-Make kits for children and teens (and occasionally for all ages) will continue to be available. Please see the Event Calendar at for more information about which kits are currently available.
  • Telephone assistance with book or movie recommendations, placing holds, and basic technology help will be available by calling the Central Library at 970-243-4442 or your local library branch.
  • Online eResources such as ebooks and eAudiobooks via OverDrive, Kanopy streaming movies, Lynda learning, Mango Languages, and RBdigital Magazines will continue to be available through
  • WiFi Internet access will continue to be available outside all locations.

Services in the Library

  • 970West Studio – Production studio and Artist in Residence space. Studio reservations not available at this time.
  • Adult Learning Center – One-to-one or small group instructions for adults looking to improve reading, writing, math and study skills. We also offer help with GED, the citizenship exam and English as a second language (ESL). Email or call 970-683-2443 for more information.
  • Book a Librarian – Reference Librarians are available by appointment for help with business, genealogy, health, local history, computer, book/author questions and more. Available via phone, Google Meet, or email.
  • Computers and Technology – Classes, public computers, wireless, assistive technology and tech help. In-person computer use not available after 11/22/20. Wifi is available outside library buildings.
    • Assistive Technology – At the Central library in the non-fiction area we offer a laptop with Dragon software (must be requested in advance, email: and an an adaptive computer which includes a large-print keyboard and Jaws software. Not available after 11/22/20.
    • NEW!  As of 11/19/20 we will be offering curbside printing service.  Please see this page for the form and instructions.
  • Library Cards – Apply online or at your local library. Available.
  • Obituaries and Local History – Find obituaries in the Daily Sentinel archives, get genealogy research help and explore the Rashleigh Regional History Room at the Central Library. Available with the exception of in-person assistance.


Services in the Community

  • Resources for Educators – Set up a field trip to the library, or have a librarian come and visit your class.  Currently unavailable.
  • Speaker’s Bureau – Knowledgeable library staff members are available to speak to your group, business or organization about various topics and programs.  Currently unavailable.