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Coronavirus & COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions

Siuslaw Public Library District


Siuslaw Public Library District is carefully monitoring public health guidance regarding coronavirus and COVID-19. Here is some information about our current response:

Is the library open?

At this time, our Florence and Mapleton locations are closed until further notice. Read a letter from our library director regarding the closure.

Are you doing curbside pickup?

We are starting curbside hold pickup on Monday, June 1. Learn more.


Are you cancelling library programs and events?

All library programs and events during the closure are cancelled.


Should I cancel my event at the library?

All public meetings, programs, and events during the closure are cancelled. If you have questions about whether to schedule a meeting or event when the library reopens, see Lane County Public Health’s guidelines for social distancing (link below).


What if I have a reference or computer question?

You can get 24/7 online assistance through Answerland on our website. You may also email, which staff will be checking intermittently during the closure.


How do I renew my items, place a hold, or renew my library card?

At this time, we are automatically renewing checked out items and extending library card privileges during the closure. You can place holds by logging into your online library account or calling us at 541-997-3132. If you need assistance, email

Should I return my items?

We are starting to accept returns on a limited basis. We will take returns at the back book drop of our Florence location on Tuesday, May 26, and Friday, May 29, 11 AM - 2 PM. Return hours will be expanded the following week.

We're getting bored at home. What should we do?

Good news! We have compiled a resource list of fun and free things to do at home, for all ages.

Where can I learn more about COVID-19?

We have compiled a list of resources from credible sources on our website. We will continue to update the site as more information becomes available:

Siuslaw Public Library District


In Florence:

1460 9th Street | Florence, OR 97439

ph. 541-997-3132

Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 10am-6pm; Tues & Wed: 10am-8pm; Sun: 1-5pm


In Mapleton:

88148 Riverview Avenue | Mapleton, OR 97453

ph. 541-268-4033

Tues-Sat: Noon-5pm

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