The Shellsburg Library is open again. The library has determined to operate under “yellow” status. Yellow status means specific protocols we’d like everyone to be aware of: Library hours will remain the same as before. Patrons are encouraged to wear a mask and sanitize hands with provided sanitizer upon entry to the library. 3 books and/or 3 DVD’s checked out per patron.

All library materials should be returned via the receptacle located in front of the building. Patrons are only allowed 15 minutes inside the library to look for materials or use the computer. Only two computers are available for use at this time.

Only 15 minutes is allowed and the library employees will not be able to assist patrons. Stations will have keyboard and mouse covers which will be replaced after every use and the desk area will be sanitized as well. Only 10 people are allowed inside the library at any given time. This count includes employees. Patrons will be asked to wait outside until others leave.

Fines will be waived during yellow status. All materials checked out and returned with go through a 5 day quarantine period before being allowed back in circulation. Patrons may ask to reserve quarantined materials once they become available. Bathrooms are not allowed for public use. No exceptions will be made. Meeting rooms/ basement will not be available to the public during yellow status. Puzzles, games ,crafts and toys are not available during this time. Patrons will be asked to stand in certain areas when checking out materials. Areas will be marked with tape. If patrons are uncomfortable with visiting the library just yet, the option to call and check out materials is available. Pickup will be available Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00 - 4:00 PM. Materials will be identified with patrons name.

The Library will not deliver materials. All in-person programs (summer reading, story hour etc) are cancelled. A complete list of guidelines will be available to the public. Please be patient as our staff navigates the new policies.We highly recommend users to wear a mask. We are doing our best to follow CDC/state guidelines to keep our patrons and our employees safe! We appreciate all of your support and look forward to seeing you!

If you need your Library card number please call the Library at
319-436-2112 or Email at

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