Public library no longer requiring masks

March 8, 2022 in

Public notice

Indoor masks will no longer be required at all four branches of Josephine Community Library in Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek in accordance with Oregon Health Authority rule changes. The library will continue to offer alternate services for residents with concerns for their health or the health of family members.

The Oregon Health Authority announced the rule requiring masks in indoor public places and schools will be lifted after 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 11. The Governor’s Office said other state and federal requirements, such as those for health care settings, public transit, and other specialized settings, will remain in place for a period of time.

Residents who have health concerns and would like to visit the library in person can call their preferred branch to find out when foot traffic may be lower. Lower foot traffic is not guaranteed. Patrons can continue to utilize curbside pick-up service during open hours by requesting items through the online library catalog or calling their preferred branch.

Library patrons can use the online library by visiting to check out thousands of e-books and audiobooks, view subject guides on various topics of interest, use language and learning tools, and more. Most library programs are offered in a hybrid format, both in-person and virtually. Contact your preferred branch for more details.