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Posted on: March 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19: Library Update

COVID-19: Actualización de la biblioteca en español

This message updated June 8.

In accordance with public health guidance regarding COVID-19, all Eugene Public Library buildings - Downtown, Bethel, and Sheldon - are temporarily closed.     

Starting June 15, the Downtown Library book returns will be open during limited hours: Mondays through Saturdays, 7am-5pm. The book returns at Bethel and Sheldon branches will remain closed. Items from any location may be returned Downtown. There is no need to rush to return items. All items now on loan have had their due dates extended to September 14. No overdue fines will be charged during this time. Returned items will be quarantined before being loaned out again.

Starting June 15, we will begin notifying cardholders with “held” items to ask them to make appointments for curbside pick up at their usual library location: Downtown, Bethel, or Sheldon.

All library cards that would have expired in March through September have been extended to September 14 to allow continued use of online resources. 

If your library card was already expired or has been blocked from use; if you do not have a library card; or if you live in the Eugene area but outside City limits: please call us and we can register you for free access to use online services during this time.

Many services and materials are available free with your library card at our website, including hundreds of thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, streaming movies and shows, music, magazines, and more for all ages. Find links to these services at

If you have questions about your library card account, our online services, or anything else, our staff is available to help by phone. Please call us at 541-682-5450 (seven days a week, 10am-6pm). We are also available by email at or live chat.


We will continue to closely monitor the situation in conjunction with our City of Eugene and public health colleagues.

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