Coronavirus (COVID-19)

All Washington County Library branches are open! Visit the library to browse materials, pick up holds, use a computer, and more. 

Masks are currently required for all vaccinated and unvaccinated staff and visitors over the age of two. Washington County is following CDC guidance that masks be worn indoors in communities experiencing a substantial level of COVID-19 transmission.

  • Disposable masks will be available at all libraries and other public service locations.
  • The requirement will remain in place until the county is no longer experiencing substantial rates of transmission, as defined by the CDC, or earlier if the guidance changes.

 Learn more about Washington County's COVID-19 response. 

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 currently required for all vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors over the age of two.  
  • Cleaning – We’re increasing cleaning throughout the library, including high-touch surfaces. Hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes are available for use.

If you are feeling ill or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 and need to stay home, you can still connect with the library through virtual programs, email and online chat, or curbside pickup.

Visiting the Library

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

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

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)

A limited number of curbside pickup appointments are available to pick up holds without entering 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.