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Library Reopening Update

October 19, 2020

 Beginning Monday October 19, patrons of the Clatskanie Library District will be able to enter the building by appointment.  This is the first time members of the public will be admitted to the building since it closed its doors on March 16th in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

   Interim Director Becky White says she “feels a bit like Willy Wonka opening the doors to the Chocolate Factory,” and is extremely optimistic about safe resumption of face-to face services. Although the library will not yet  be a place to hang out in the ways that patrons are accustomed to, much time has been spent researching and creating ways to deliver “all the traditional library services in non-traditional ways,” says White.  

   To ensure public safety, all patrons age 5 and older will be required to wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouth and to practice social distancing while in the building. The library will have disposable masks available free of charge for anyone who needs one.  A UV air scrubber has also been installed in the library’s ventilation system to provide extra protection to library patrons. 

   Those who do not feel comfortable entering the building or wearing a mask, may continue to place holds from the Library’s online catalog at or by calling 503-728-3732 between the hours of 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Please contact the Library if you need your ID or PIN numbers.

   Patrons may also make appointments for fax, copy, and laminating services and free WiFi continues to be available outside the building 24 hours a day.

   All books should be returned to the outside book drop in front of the library.  The book drop is closed each day from 10-11 a.m. while staff empties it and sanitizes returned items.  All materials will be checked in free of fines.