City of Jefferson Public Library
Open Hours and Services:
Tuesday browsing by appointment 10am-6pm
Wedneswday walk-in browsing 10am-6pm
Thursday browsing by appointment 10am-6pm
Saturday walk-in browsing 10am-4pm
Curbside Pick-up available during all open hours
Closed: Sun, Mon & Fri
Coming Soon: Summer Reading Program 2021
During Marion County’s current “High Risk Level” status, the library is offering limited browsing services and curbside services. We are monitoring the situation and will post updates as needed. You can follow current updates on our Facebook page.
Starting 4/10/2021, Jefferson Public Library is offering:
Walk-in Browsing on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Requirements for in-person browsing are as follows:
- Face coverings for all patrons 5 years and older
- Social distancing of at least 6 feet between households
- Limit browsing time to 30 minutes per day
- Computer use only is limited to 1 hour per day
- Fewer than 25 people in the building at a time including staff
- High touch surfaces are frequently sanitized and hand santizer is available at several locations in the library
30 minute per day browsing appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Appointments are available on a first come-first serve basis for 1 household at a time. Call or email the library to set up an appointment.
The same face covering and social distancing requirements apply to browsing appointments.
During browsing appointments and walk-in browsing days, you can browse the library’s collection, check out holds and items from the shelves, pick-up take-and-make kits, and return items.
Curbside Services are still available on appointment and open browsing days. Patrons do not need an appointment to pick-up holds, return items or pick-up Take&Make kits using the curbside service.
You can either call the library from the City Hall/Library parking lot to have items brought to your vehicle or knock on the library’s front door to collect items there.
For questions or to schedule an appointment you can:
Send a message on Facebook @JeffersonOregonPublicLibrary
Patrons are encouraged to return items in the 24/7 library drop box located in the City Hall parking lot. In-person returns are also available whenever picking-up holds or checking out.
These measures will help us to keep everyone in the Jefferson community safe and healthy. We are always watching for new guidance from health authorities, so these rules may be updated over time.
IF YOU ARE FEELING ILL, OR SHOWING ANY SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE LIBRARY IN PERSON. If you have a cough, sore throat, fever, loss of taste/smell, or severe tiredness, help us keep the community safe by setting up Libby, Kanopy, and other services you can access from home over the phone. We can help!
Face coverings are required inside the building. We have some disposable masks to share, but we ask that you bring your own mask if you can. This measure is required in order for us to open to the public. If for any reason you are not able to wear a face covering, we are happy to bring your check-outs to you while you wait outside or make an appointment to use a public computer during the morning before we open.
Time in the library is limited to 1/2 hour per day. This includes time for browsing in the stacks and checking things out at the desk. Computer use only is 1 hour per day.
Maintain six feet of distance between members of your household and others. We’ve marked the floor six feet apart at the circulation desk so you can see easily where to line up.
Avoid contact with high-touch surfaces as much as possible. While browsing in the stacks, try to avoid touching materials that you don’t intend to take with you.
Help children to keep safe. It can be tough to understand all these changes if you’re a kid! Please help us keep the community safe by bringing littles out of the library if they are having trouble following the rules.
Curbside Hold Pickup Instructions
If you’re still avoiding public spaces, or you can’t wear a face covering, you can still check out books, movies, audiobooks, and all the rest! We will be offering Curbside Hold pickup from 10am until we close Tuesday-Thursday, plus Saturday. Here’s how it works:
Place holds on your account for books, movies, audiobooks, or anything else we normally check out to you in person. You can do this the usual way on our online catalog or you can contact us directly. If the items you’ve requested are available for you in Jefferson, we will pull them from the shelves and prepare them for you to pick up. The CCRLS courier is currently running, but please expect occasional delays!
Let us know when you’ve arrived at the library for pick up. You can call ahead (or simply knock on the door) and we will bring your checked-out items straight to you.
Keep your items as long as you like! The library will not be charging late fines until further notice. If you feel you’d like to return any items anyway, our 24/7 book drop (located in the City Hall parking lot) is open and accepting returns.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
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