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Library Use During COVID-19

The health and safety of our patrons and staff is a high priority. We will continue to follow the guidance from local health officials and direction from Eagle County. Thank you for your patience, suggestions, support and letting the library be apart of your pandemic story.

  • Please don’t come in if you are experiencing any COVID symptoms.
  • Wear a face covering while you are in the library. 
  • Practice social distancing of 6 ft. with other patrons and staff.
  • Food or beverages are not allowed inside the buildings at this time.
  • Curbside services available during open hours.


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Hours:

All Eagle Valley Libraries are open for browsing and computer use. Limited seating and computer terminals are available to the public at this time to comply with social distancing protocols.

Avon and Eagle Public Libraries

  • Monday - Thursday from 10:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday and Saturday from 10:00am - 5:00pm 
  • Sunday from 1:00 - 5:00pm
  • Curbside services available during open hours.

Gypsum Public Library

  • Monday - Thursday from 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday and Saturday from 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Curbside services available during open hours.


Curbside

  • You can send your print job from home to the library's public printers by following these directions linked here. We are also receiving faxes, please call your library for instructions.


Donations

  • Eagle Valley Libraries are accepting donations of books or other materials. Due to COVID, we have made some adjustments to our donation procedures. Please see below:
    • Donations are only accepted during library open hours
    • Donations need to be in a box or bag and given to staff
    • We are accepting one box or bag per household per week due to space restrictions


Programs

Digital Collections, Wi-Fi and Hotspots

  • Free library Wi-Fi will continue to be available throughout the closure, accessible outside our buildings.
  • Are you lacking reliable internet at home or do you need the internet on the go? Now, you can now borrow the internet just like a book! Eagle Valley Libraries offer mobile wireless hotspots for checkout. Mobile hotspots provide 24/7 access to the internet with unlimited data on a fast, secure network (within the Sprint service area). You can use a hotspot to connect a mobile-enabled device, such as a laptop, smartphone or tablet, to the internet. The hotspot is portable, so you can connect your device almost wherever you are, like at home, in the park or on the mountain.


Need Help?

  • Staff will be available for curbside and phone assistance during open hours. You can also library@evld.org for assistance.


Disclaimer:

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and patrons with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

By visiting Eagle Valley Libraries you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Equipment is not disinfected in between each use. We encourage personal responsibility to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


Official sources of information about COVID -19 from county, state, national, and global health organizations:

Eagle County Public Safety Information
Eagle County Vaccine Information  (en Español)
Eagle County Vaccine Request Form (en Español)
Eagle County Business Resource  (en Español)
CDC's Recommendations: Visiting Libraries

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Colorado (CDPHE)
COVID-19 FAQs for Coloradans (CDPHE)
COVID-19 Resources for Schools in Colorado (CDE)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (CDC)
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak (WHO)
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (NIH)

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