Library Open By Appointment

The Anamosa Library & Learning Center opens to the public by appointment on Monday, June 29, 2020!  The library will be open limited hours.  Appointments are available for all ages to use two library services, browsing the shelves and using the public computers.


Appointments can be scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 AM until 5 PM and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 PM until 7 PM.  Browsing appointments, each 20 minutes long and beginning on the hour and half-hour, will allow you to browse the collection for books, DVDs, and other items to check out.  Fifty-minute technology appointments, starting on the hour, will allow you to use our public computers and other library tech.  In between appointments, staff will wipe down common areas.  Schedule your appointment by phone, email, or Facebook Messenger.  The public restrooms will not be available for public use, so please plan accordingly.


When at your appointment, please wear a mask, sanitize your hands, and stay at least 6 feet apart from other people.  The library will provide masks, if you do not have one.  Reusable masks are available for continued personal use, but we will also have disposable masks.  With your help, we can keep the library safe for everyone!


The library’s community meeting is also available to renters again.  Renters will be responsible for maintaining a 50% or less capacity and social distancing during their rental.


Library staff members will wear masks and/or face shields while assisting you and practice frequent hand-washing/sanitizing.  Again, the library recommends you wait 3-7 days before using library materials in your own home.  Returned materials are placed in quarantine for 7 days in the library in an effort to kill any lingering virus.


No Contact Pick Up remains an available service for anyone not comfortable reentering the building.

COVID-19 Prevention

All residents are asked to take personal responsibility for their health and the health of their family members through active monitoring of their health.  This should include twice daily temperature checks and the following preventative measures:

  • Frequent handwashing with soap for at least 20 seconds and use of hand sanitizers, with at least 60% alcohol, when soap is not available

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

  • Cough into a tissue and then throw the tissue away.  If tissues aren’t available, cough into your elbow

  • Stay home when you are sick

  • Contact your personal physician if you have concerns about your health

  • Use extra care to clean and disinfect surfaces, including door handles, cell phones and keyboards

  • Use household products specifically designed to disinfect

For more information, please visit the CDC's website, the Iowa Department of Health's website, or Iowa's COVID-19 summary website.

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600 E 1st Street, Anamosa, IA 52205