Library materials will NOT be due Friday-Monday (25-27) due to road closures and Memorial Day.


We have other options for you to access the library during construction season!



Digital Collection- 24/7 access

1st Avenue Construction Project and RPL

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Construction FAQ

How do I visit the library during construction?ramp map for web

  • Starting May 1st, the Civic Center Ramp will be closed. 
  • Parking will be available at 1st Street Parking Ramp and 2nd Street Parking Ramp, with Skyway access to the library
  • Library will be open regular hours during the entire construction project.
  • The regular library Book Drop will be unavailable, so a temporary book drop will be installed on 1st Street SE.
  • Handicapped access is available in nearby Skyway-connected ramps, or there may be limited access on the south side of 2nd Street SE.

How do I return library materials?

  • Use the temporary bookdrop at 1st Street SE
  • Drop off at Bookmobile (see schedule)
  • During construction library due dates will auto-renew for all regular items with no holds (except ILL materials, call 507.328.2309 for renewal info)

What is happening near the library?

  • Construction on 1st Avenue SE is expected to begin May 1st and last at least 30 days
  • More information about the entire project can be found on the City's website here.