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The County Library Closures

Closure Updates at the County LibraryDear County Library patron,

Salt Lake County Library locations will be closed as of March 13 until further notice. Please hold on to your checked out materials - we will not be assessing fines, and the book drops are closed. You can still access eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, and other materials through the website with your library card:

eBooks, eAudiobooks, Movies, and eMagazines
Kid Zone - Stories and games for children

Thank you for your understanding and patience while the County Library is closed. Here are some frequently asked questions we’d like to address:

Q: Should I return my materials? Will I accrue fines or fees?
A: Right now go ahead and hold on to your materials. We will not be assessing fines or fees while the branches are closed.

Q: I didn’t pick up my hold – will it still be there when the branches reopen?
A: Yes. We will be extending holds, and they should still be at your pickup branch when it reopens.

Q: I requested materials through Interlibrary Loan – what will happen with those?
A: We will work with other libraries to extend the loan dates for requests that were already in process. We are suspending new Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests.

Q: I don't have a library card. Can I still access online resources?
A: If you are a Salt Lake County resident, please fill out the online application here. After you've applied online, please call Customer Service at 801.943.4636 to verify your information. After that, you'll be able to access the online resources.

Q: What materials are available online?
A: Explore our amazing online resources like Flipster (eMagazines), RB Digital and Overdrive (eBooks), Rosetta Stone (language tools), LinkedIn Learning and Lynda.com (online learning), and so much more, all available for FREE with your County Library card at thecountylibrary.org

Q: When will the branches reopen?
A: We are working closely with the Mayor’s Office and Salt Lake County Public Health recommendations to assess when branches will reopen. We do not have a date yet.

We will continue to update our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with information in the coming days. For updates on COVID-19, please visit the Salt Lake County website, the state of Utah website, or the CDC website.