The library & bookmobile are closed, but curbside pickup is available. Borrowed items are due in June. Click here for details..


Library COVID-19 Resources Page 

City of Rochester COVID page

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Olmsted County Public Health

Mayo Clinic

Minnesota Department of Health

World Health Organization

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Map

COVID-19 Financial Resources


COVID-19 does not discriminate based on race, where you come from, your immigration status, or anything else. 

If you have experienced or witnessed an incident of discrimination or bias call Minnesota's Discrimination Helpline at 1.833.454.0148 or submit this online form.

The helpline is staffed by investigators from the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. Translation/interpretation services are available.

If you are the victim of a crime, including a hate crime, or fear for your safety, call 911 immediately.

Click here to get this information in multiple languages. 



Monday-Sunday | 9 AM - 9 PM

Phone: 507.328.2300

Email: Contact Form

Text: 507.722.1581



Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

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


What about my items that are due?

Borrowed items are due based on your ZIP code:

  • 55901 - June 4
  • 55902 - June 11
  • 55904 - June 18
  • 55906 - June 25
  • All other ZIP codes - June 30

Staff cannot take materials from you at curbside pickup nor during delivery, but you can return them at the automated or walk-up book return. 


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.


There are many new scams out there due to Coronavirus. Click the link below for some advice to help you avoid scams!

How to Avoid Coronavirus Scams (PDF)

"keep calm and avoid coronavirus scams"


Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Download Acrobat Reader Flash Player Download Flash Player Windows Media Player Download Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Download Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Download Word Viewer Excel Viewer Download Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer Download PowerPoint Viewer