COVID-19 Resources

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

No-Appointment Curbside Pickup is available! Find more information about the Curbside Pickup Service here.

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. 

Library Events Online

Duluth Public Library Facebook Page - Find out about our Virtual Kaleidoscope events, Baby & Toddler Storytime, Kahoot! Trivia for Teens and Adults, Summer Reading program for all ages, Story Strolls at Duluth Parks, 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?

Returns are accepted during curbside pickup hours only at the Michigan Stree and Superior Street book drops at this time. 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?

Use our no-appointment curbside pickup to get your materials. More information can be found here

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 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 November 1, 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.