Library temporarily restricts access to buildings due to health concerns

Effective immediately, public access to all four Josephine Community Library branches in Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek is temporarily suspended due to health concerns as Josephine County continues to experience a rising number of COVID cases. Services temporarily unavailable include Grab & Go public hours, Senior Grab & Go public hours, computer appointments, and student computer hours.

“During this temporary closure, we will continuously monitor the trends in our area and the recommendations of the Oregon Health Authority to determine when it is safe to allow patrons to access library buildings,” said Library Director Kate Lasky. “The safety and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers, and patrons remains our highest priority.”

Patrons may still access all library materials by placing requests online and utilizing curbside pick-up service from noon–4 pm on Fridays and Saturdays at all four library branches. Book drops will remain open all day on Thursdays and Fridays to return items. All returned items will continue to be quarantined prior to being available for check out by another patron.

Online library services such as instant online library card registration, ebooks, audiobooks, learning tools, and virtual entertainment for all ages are available through the library website. Internet and WiFi remain accessible outside all four library branches 24/7 and laptops and WiFi hotspots are available for checkout.