The City Library Will Close to In-Person Services Beginning Wednesday, November 11

● As a precautionary measure to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all City Library locations will close for in-person services for at least two weeks.

● “Holds To-Go” curbside pickup and print services will still be available, along with online and phone services. “Take and Make Kits” (for at-home craft projects) are also available through curbside pickup.

● The last day the buildings will be open to the public will be Tuesday, November 10, from Noon–6pm.

● The City Library will begin to consider reopening for Express In-Person Services when Utah reaches two weeks with a rolling 7-day average positivity testing below 15%.

● Salt Lake County residents can apply for library cards online at slcpl.org.

● For the latest updates, patrons are encouraged to sign up for our newsletter, follow The City Library on social media @slcpl, or visit slcpl.org/coronavirus .

Positive cases of COVID-19 are rising at an alarming rate throughout Utah. The City Library understands that there is rampant community spread of the virus and extreme measures are needed to help slow this spread. For the safety of staff, patrons, and the community as a whole, the Library will pause in-person services (“Express Services”) and close its buildings to the public beginning Wednesday, November 11. The last day the buildings will be open to the public will be Tuesday, November 10, from Noon–6pm.

Curbside services (“Holds To-Go”) will continue. Patrons may place holds on books, CDs, and movies through slcpl.org or The City Library app, and pick up these items curbside. Patrons can also request “Take and Make” kits when they arrive to pick up their holds. Due dates for checked-out materials will not change. Items may be returned to any City Library location at the outdoor book drops. The City Library does not charge late fees.

The Library will continue to provide virtual services and access to our electronic collections, including eBooks, audiobooks, digital magazines, music, movies, research databases, learning platforms, and more. Salt Lake County residents may sign up for Library cards online to begin using digital services and to place holds.

The re-institution of Express Services will be considered after the state achieves two weeks of rolling 7-day average positivity testing below 15%.

This closure includes the Main Library, and the Anderson-Foothill, Chapman, Day-Riverside, Glendale, Marmalade, Sprague Firehouse, and Sweet branches.

For more information about the Library’s response to Coronavirus, visit slcpl.org/coronavirus .

Stuart is the founder, writer and wrangler at several sites including Gastronomic SLC, Utah Now and, The Utah Review; Stuart is a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune and has worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.