Limited Opening FAQ

Is the library open?

Yes and no. We are open in our meeting room for pickup and a browsing cart only for limited hours.

What are the pickup hours?

Monday:             1-6
Tuesday:            1-6
Wednesday:     1-6
Thursday:          1-6
Friday:                1-6
Saturday:          10-2

How do I request items?

Call the library at 507-744-3977 or request through our online catalog. Please limit phone requests to 4 items at a time. Expect a turnaround time of 24 hours. We will notify you when your materials are ready for pickup

Can I browse for books?

No. We cannot allow anyone into the temporary library stacks for safety reasons.

What should I do with my items to return?

There will be a temporary return cart in the library entryway starting Monday, February 5th.

Will I get late fees?

No. We are completely fine free.

I have requested books that were sent to the Northfield Public Library . What should I do?

Items that have already been sent to Northfield must be picked up there. Requests placed from Monday, February 5th on will be sent to Lonsdale Public Library.

Can I still check out books from Northfield?

You can use your Lonsdale Public Library card at any of the libraries in the SELCO region at any time. That includes Northfield Public Library.

Can I use a computer? Print? Fax?

No. We are not able to offer any computer, printing or fax services at this time.

What about storytime and other kids’ programs?

Sadly, all programs are cancelled until further notice.

What about the playroom?

Unfortunately, the playroom also suffered water damage and is closed until further notice.