COVID-19

Effective March 18, 2020, all Scott County Library locations are closed to the public until further notice. 

Our top priority is ensuring Scott County Library can respond to the needs of our community, while taking precautionary steps to maintain the health and safety of our customers and staff. While we have closed our physical library locations to the public for now, we are uniquely positioned to continue supporting our community with online resources and services. The library’s large collection of digital resources gives you online access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, learning tools, homework help, and more.

Get help from library staff 

  • Contact us by email
  • Call any of our locations and leave a message. We will return your call as soon as we are able 
  • Have a legal question or need a form? Contact our Law Librarian by email

Frequently Asked Questions  

What if my items are due? Will I accrue late fees?  

  • Due dates for all physical materials have been extended. No items will be due before May 1st.  
  • No new fines will accrue during the closure, because due dates for all physical materials have been extended. 

What if some of my holds are ready for pickup?  

  • Holds that are listed as ready for pick-up at your library will be held at the branch until at least April 15th, subject to the situation at that time. 
  • Please disregard the pickup by date listed in your account.  

Can I still place holds?  

  • At this time, you can continue to place library materials on hold, but staff will not be pulling materials and library locations do not allow pick up at this time.  
  • You will not receive notices about holds during the closure. 
  • Once libraries reopen, holds will remain available for pickup for at least one week. 
  • If you’re not ready to place holds, remember you can keep track of items you want to read later with the List feature in My Account

Can I return my materials in outdoor bookdrops?  

  • Please do not return materials at this time.  
  • Due dates for all physical materials have been extended. No items are due before May 1st
  • Thank you for keeping library materials safely in your possession until we reopen. 

Will my card expire?  

  • We have extended all accounts so that no cards will expire during this time ensuring you have access to our online content.  

Need information on childcare, food access, housing, mental health resources, transportation, unemployment and more? 

  • Community resources can be found here
  • Scott County Buildings and Services status updates can be found here.

Library resources available from home 

  • Remember that the library is here for you, even throughout the closure. 
  • Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks or try our new mobile app
  • Build skills or look for a job with online resources
  • Ask Us for help via email
  • The library is working on creating additional ways to reach you. Watch our website for updates or subscribe to our newsletters to receive information straight to your inbox when they are ready  

Additional details about reduced library services 

  • Library events are canceled through May 31st. 
  • Meeting and conference room reservations are canceled through May 31st with no new reservations allowed at this time. 

We will update this webpage as new information is available. In the meantime, important public health information and the status of other Scott County services can be found here.

Thank you for understanding. 

Last Updated: 3/27/2020 3:40 PM