Starting November 18, Pueblo library district closes buildings to the public
PUEBLO, Colo. – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and Pueblo County’s move to high-risk status, all Pueblo City-County Library District’s buildings are closed to the public starting Wednesday, Nov. 18. This voluntary action by the district is taken to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus and helps ensure the safety of library patrons and staff.
"This roll back in library services is not the change we want to make, but we must do this now to help stem community spread of this dangerous virus at a critical time. We understand people rely on the library and, while the public will not be able to enter our buildings for now, we are pleased the library's curbside service will include the ability for members of the public to checkout traditional materials like books and, also, Internet hotspots and tablets," said Jon Walker, executive director of the library district.
Patrons can still browse for and check out library materials through the online catalog by going to www.pueblolibrary.org as well as browse the available e-services. Curbside pickup is still available at all Pueblo library locations and patrons can now easily schedule their own pickup time and location through the library’s website. Mail delivery of items is also available.
Maintaining a commitment to increasing digital access for Pueblo County residents, the district has tablets, Chromebooks and internet hotspots available for check out. Tablets have a one month loan limit, Chromebooks and internet hotspots may be checked out for three months; all are available for free with a valid PCCLD library card. For those without a card, they can sign up online by going to www.pueblolibrary.org then clicking the tab “Get a Library Card.”
PCCLD is continuing to follow mandates from Gov. Jared Polis, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment to guide the protection of patrons, staff and overall community.