Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Washington County Library branches are currently open. Visit the library to browse materials, pick up holds, use a computer, and more. Masks are encouraged for those who are not fully vaccinated.

New Hours Begin June 1

Beginning June 1, Washington County Library branches will return to pre-pandemic hours. Current hours are:

Library
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Hardwood Creek1 -
5 p.m.
9:30 a.m. -
8 p.m.
9:30 a.m. -
8 p.m.
9:30 a.m. -
8 p.m.
9:30 a.m. -
8 p.m.
9:30 a.m. -
5 p.m.
9:30 a.m. -
5 p.m.
Lake ElmoClosed10 a.m. -
4 p.m.
12 -
8 p.m.
12 -
8 p.m.
12 -
8 p.m.
10 a.m. -
4 p.m.
10 a.m. -
2 p.m.
Oakdale1 -
5 p.m.
9:30 a.m. -
8 p.m.
12:30 -
8 p.m.
12:30 -
8 p.m.
12:30 -
8 p.m.
12:30 -
5 p.m.
9:30 a.m. -
5 p.m.
Park Grove
1 -
5 p.m.
9:30 a.m. -
8 p.m.
9:30 a.m. -
8 p.m.
9:30 a.m. -
8 p.m.
9:30 a.m. -
8 p.m.
9:30 a.m. -
5 p.m.
9:30 a.m. -
5 p.m.
R.H. Stafford
1 -
5 p.m.
9:30 a.m. -
8 p.m.
9:30 a.m. -
8 p.m.
9:30 a.m. -
8 p.m.
9:30 a.m. -
8 p.m.
9:30 a.m. -
5 p.m.
9:30 a.m. -
5 p.m.
Valley
Closed10 a.m. -
3 p.m.
2 -
7 p.m.
10 a.m. -
3 p.m.
2 -
7 p.m.
Closed10 a.m. -
2 p.m.
Wildwood
Closed9:30 a.m. -
8 p.m.
12:30 -
8 p.m.
12:30 -
8 p.m.
12:30 -
8 p.m.
12:30 -
5 p.m.
9:30 a.m. -
5 p.m.

Safety Considerations

Following guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health and our local public health department, we are taking the following safety precautions: 

  • Masks – Masks are encouraged for those who are not fully vaccinated.  
  • Social Distancing – Social distancing is not required, but we recommend you keep at least six feet between yourself, library staff, and other visitors.
  • Cleaning – We’re increasing cleaning throughout the library, including high-touch surfaces. Hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes are available for use.

Visiting the Library

To ensure the safety of staff and visitors, the library services have been modified. Here’s what you can expect: 

  1. Computers and Printing
  2. Meeting Rooms
  3. Play Areas
  4. Programs

Beginning June 1, library computers can be used without an appointment and without time limits. Printers and scanners are available. If you are scanning documents, please bring your own flash drive. Learn more about wireless printing.

Modified Services

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be modifying or limiting some existing library services. Learn more about changes below:

  1. Curbside Pickup
  2. Donations and Book Sales
  3. Fines and Fees
  4. InterLibrary Loan (ILL)

We are offering a limited number of curbside pickup appointments for vulnerable members of the community who cannot safely enter our buildings. Curbside pickup appointments must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.

Associate Libraries

Hours and services at associate libraries may differ. Please find additional information on their websites.