COVID-19

Visit the CDC's website to learn more about COVID-19
All Branches of the Lake County Library are closed for in person services. All branches continue to be open for Contactless Pickup.

The Lake County Library closed to the public on March 17,2020  due to the Shelter in Place order and to assist community efforts in limiting the spread of COVID-19. On June 2 the library began offering contactless pickup . Starting June 23 the library started offering Grab & Go in person library services.  On January 19, 2021 the Board of Supervisors took action to protect staff and services by closing in-person services. Contactless Pickup remained available. Due to the change in the statewide covid-19 tier status starting Tuesday, March 23, all branches of the Lake County Library are open for browsing, computer access, and checkout of materials.

All due dates and library holds expiration dates had been extended until June 2020. You may return your library items at external bookdrops at each branch. Check in of returned items is often delayed due to the quarantine period.

We are taking this step to comply with guidelines set forth by the State of California and in coordination with local health officials regarding social distancing and slowing the spread of the virus. 
  
The Library will be following the County of Lake Worksite Prevention Protocol to keep staff safe.  Click here to read the protocol.

The library would also like to remind the public that you can access our digital collections online with your library card without the need to visit our local branch. You can access eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music, magazines, and craft classes from any location from our website. Library staff will be available by phone our normal operating hours to assist with using our digital resources. 

Thank you for your continued support as we all work together to keep our community healthy and safe.

For more information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus):
Center for Disease Control links to external site
California Department of Public Health links to external site
Lake County Public Health links to external site

Posted 3/17/2020. Board of Supervisor's approve closure of libraries to the public due to COVID-19.
Updated 3/19/2020 to extend the date of closure due to Shelter in Place order. 
Updated 4/3/2020 to remove the date of opening date due to Shelter in Place order extension. 
Updated 5/26/2020 to indicate patrons may now use external bookdrops to return items.
Updated 5/29/2020 to provide information about contactless pickup and the worksite prevention protocol.

Updated 6/19/2020 to provide information about the opening of in-person library service.
Updated 7/20/2020 to change the quarantine  period for library materials from 72 hours to 96 hours based on updated testing conducted by the Institute of Museum and Library Services .
Updated 8/18/2020 to change the  quarantine  period for library materials from 96 hours to 120 hours based on updated testing conducted by the  Institute of Museum and Library Services .
Updated 11/9/2020 to change the quarantine period for library materials from 120 hours to 72 hours following guidelines for libraries from the American Industrial Hygiene Association. 
Updated 1/19/2021 to reflect in person service closure due to action by the Board of Supervisors in response to the worsening pandemic.

Updated 3/20/2021 to indicate the date for the libary to provide in-person services on 3/23/2021.