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. We will update this page as new information is available. If you have questions, check the FAQs below, use our Ask a Librarian form, or contact staff at your branch. 

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 for a contactless experience. We encourage you to contact your library about Curbside services, technology assistance, or other accommodations to help you stay connected with us. 

Last Updated: 8/12/2021

  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 8/12/21): Staff are required to wear masks in County facilities, but customers are not. You are welcome to wear a mask inside the library if you prefer to. Masks are strongly encouraged for unvaccinated visitors in all Scott County buildings, including Libraries.
  • Social Distancing: We encourage you to keep a distance of at least 3-6 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 prefer to sanitize a surface before use.