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Digital Collection- 24/7 access

Allow 24 hours for Bookmobile holds during Road Construction

This summer the road construction in front of the bookmobile garage has prevented us from parking the bookmobile near the library, so the process of getting holds from the downtown library ready to pick up on the Bookmobile takes a little bit longer than normal. As a result, please wait a full working day before picking up hold on the Bookmoblie, even if it showing as "ready for pickup" on your library account.

For example, if you place a request at 4:00pm on Tuesday, your online library account might show as "available" on Wednesday morning, but it won't actually get out to the bookmobile until Wednesday afternoon.

Construction is expected to last until at least early July.  Thank you so much for your patience.

1st Avenue Construction Project and RPL

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Construction FAQ

How do I visit the library during construction? construction zone

  • Civic Center Ramp is now OPEN.
  • Work will continue at the intersection of 1st Avenue SE and 2nd Street SE, spilling into 2nd Street SE.
  • Library will be open regular hours during the entire construction project.
  • The regular library Book Drop will reopen mid-July, and the temporary book drop will be installed on 1st Street SE will be removed.

How do I return library materials?

  • Use the temporary bookdrop at 1st Street SE until the "regular" book drop reopens
  • Drop off at the 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?

  • Work is being done to expand sewer lines downtown.
  • More information about the entire project can be found on the City's website here.