The library & bookmobile are closed, but staff are available via phone, text. chat, and email. Borrowed items are due 4/30/20. Click here for more information.


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The following adjustments are being made to library programs and services, per Minnesota Department of Health social-distancing guidelines:

  • The library will be CLOSED starting Wednesday, March 18.
  • The library Bookmobile is currently off the road until further notice.
  • All in-person library programs are cancelled until further notice.
  • Borrowed items are not due until April 30, 2020.


What about my items that are due?

All library materials will now have extended due dates. All items currently checked out will not be due until April 30, 2020.

Materials can always be dropped off at the library’s exterior book drop.


What else is happening in the city in response to Coronavirus?

Updates on how the City of Rochester is planning and preparing amid the COVID-19 outbreak can be found here:


The library continues to offer a wide selection of services that can be accessed remotely, 24/7.


The Friends of the Library Book Store is closed until further notice. Book donations are also suspended at this time.