Current service information

All visitors to county facilities – including Hennepin County libraries - are required to wear face coverings.

Children under 5 are exempt from this requirement.

Visitors who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should not enter county buildings. We do not require visitors to have received a COVID-19 vaccination to enter a county building.

In-person services

  • Visitors are welcome to sit, read, study, or use Wi-Fi without time limits. You can browse or check out materials, pick up holds, get a library card, find assistance with reference questions, and more.
  • Many libraries have rooms available to reserve. Food is not allowed in meeting rooms at this time. Face coverings are required. Learn more about reserving and using meeting spaces.
  • Public computers are available. No appointment is needed, but fewer computers are available. Visitors may encounter wait times during peak hours.

Osseo and St. Bonifacius libraries are accepting returns only. Reopening dates are not yet available.

Most events and programs are fully online. In-person storytime and Homework Help have resumed at limited locations. Visit our events page for more information.

Online services

You can still connect to library resources from home.

See all online resources available from your library.