COVID-19 Resources

All Duluth Public Library locations are closed and events canceled until further notice.

Curbside Pickup 

Starting Monday, April 27, 2020, the Duluth Public Library will begin curbside pickup. Our curbside pickup service will allow for pickup of items at Main Library by appointment only. The curbside pickup location will be on the Michigan Street side of the library, in front of the garage doors. Please do not pull onto the apron in front of the doors when arriving for your pickup time. 

Materials already held, or have been placed on hold during this closure will be available for pick up. Please call to make an appointment. If you don't have any items held, you may request up to 10 items for pickup. Patrons looking for reading suggestions will be provided with five “recommended reads.”

Book returns and book donations will not be accepted at this time. Duluth Public Library is fine-free, and will not be sending bills for overdue materials at this time. Many eBooks, audiobooks, databases, and other eResources can be accessed online. Find more information about the Curbside Pickup Service here.

Library Events Online

Duluth Public Library Facebook Page - Find out about our All-Star Storytimes, Storytime, Kahoot! Trivia for Teens and Adults, Spring into Reading program, Poetry Writing Contest, Duluth Reads, and all other virtual events!

E-Access Library Cards

An E-Access Library Card provides residents of the City of Duluth with temporary access to all of the digital resources the Duluth Public Library offers—-eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and databases like Tumblebook Library, NewsBank, and Ancestry.
For more information or to register for an e-access card, click here.

Ask a Librarian

Even though Duluth Public Library locations are closed until further notice, we are still here for you.
The library is providing reference services and help with general questions. Library staff are generally available via email and chat during the hours of 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm and will respond to requests within 24 hours Monday – Friday.
To Ask a Librarian, click here.


 

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Library Closure FAQ

What about the items I have checked out?

Please hold onto your materials while the library is closed. We know you want to return your items by the due date but we do not want people to make unnecessary trips during this time. Remember, you do not have to worry because the Duluth Public Library is fine free. Learn more at duluthlibrary.org/free-from-fines. Digital items, like e-books and e-audiobooks from Overdrive/Libby and RB digital, will be returned automatically when they are due. 

What if my holds are ready for pick up?

All holds that are listed as ready for pick-up have been extended—and will be available for pick up when we reopen. Unfortunately, we don’t know when that will be yet. Please disregard the pick-up by the date listed in your account.

Can I still place holds?

Yes, but each library card account is limited to no more than 50 holds at one time. The limit may be lower for certain types of materials. (See duluthlibrary.org/library-cards/checkout-limits for more details.) You can also keep track of items you want to read later by creating new saved lists under “My Lists” in your library account.

My library card is about to expire. How can I renew it?

All accounts nearing their expiration dates during the closure have been renewed until June 19, 2020.

I’m having trouble accessing eBooks or eResources. Can I talk to someone?

Call the Main Library (218-730-4200) and choose option 6 to leave a voicemail with your name, phone number, and the problem you’re having. Someone will get back to you as soon as possible.