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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 May 26.

In accordance with public health guidance regarding COVID-19, all Eugene Public Library locations and book returns - Downtown, Bethel, and Sheldon - are temporarily closed. We will update you as soon as we know our reopening date.     

Outside book returns are closed. All due dates on Library items are being extended to September 14. No fines will be charged during this time. Requested items will remain on the hold shelves for pick-up after reopening. 

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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For more information about the City of Eugene’s plans and actions, please visit

For more information about COVID-19, please visit Lane County Public Health’s website:

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