Grab and Go service

As part of its phased reopening plan, Hennepin County Library is offering new grab and go services for patrons, accommodating short in-person visits.

Grab and Go is available at the following libraries:

Grab and Go locations also offer use of library computers. Calling ahead to make an appointment will help ensure a computer is available for your visit. Many Grab and Go locations can accommodate same-day visitors with instant appointments as space allows.

All visitors to Hennepin County buildings are required to wear face coverings. Please review Hennepin County’s COVID-19 safety rules and protocols in preparation for your visit. 

When you visit a Grab and Go location, it will look and feel different from an ordinary library visit. Pandemic precautions limit our ability to be a space for gathering, and we are limiting the total number of patrons and staff inside each building to allow physical distancing. If a library meets its capacity limit, patrons may be asked to wait outside until other patrons have departed. Library staff will be on-site to provide additional guidance to help make your visit successful. 

Service details

Grab and Go services include:

  • Retrieving of holds
  • Limited browsing of materials
  • Checking out items
  • Quick reference support
  • Returning of library materials
  • Computer use (appointments are recommended)

Meeting rooms, study rooms, children’s play areas, and lounges will not be available for use at this time.

Frequently asked questions

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Patrons will be able to access physical collections and library computers. In some cases, library staff may need to help retrieve materials located in a closed or restricted section of the building.

  • Library visits will feel more like a visit to a grocery store at this time – with a clear purpose and for a short duration.
  • Meeting rooms, lounges, and children’s areas will not be available during your grab and go visit.

  • Please review Hennepin County's COVID-19 safety information and self-screen before arriving at the library.
  • Hennepin County requests that visitors who are COVID-positive or symptomatic do not enter county facilities.
  • You will be required to wear a face covering throughout your visit.

  • Hennepin County requires face coverings for all staff and visitors.
  • Libraries will limit the total number of patrons and staff inside each building to allow physical distancing.
  • Computer stations are cleaned after every use.

Please bring your library card and your own face covering.

Yes, restrooms will be open for patrons. However, drinking fountains will be unavailable. Water bottle fillers will be available at some sites.

The library is not offering space for use of personal devices at this time.

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