Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

UPDATED – 05/13/2020

Sioux City Public Library remains closed to the public for the time being. We are actively working on plans to reopen the Library and are taking steps to ensure the health and safety of patrons and staff, including developing new procedures for handling materials and adding additional protective measures at all service desks. The complete plan will be announced soon. We appreciate your patience and look forward to seeing you all again.

This is a changing, fluid situation, and we will continue to share the latest Sioux City Public Library updates on our Facebook and on this page. Thank you for your patience and understanding, and please continue to be safe.

Current Status of Library Services

  •  All items currently checked out will be renewed by Library staff (any fines accrued during this temporary closure will be waived).
  • Placing holds on items is not available.
  • Existing holds on items have been extended (so your place in the queue will be held).
  • Book Drops are closed beginning Thursday, April 16th.
  • Interlibrary loans are suspended.
  • Not accepting donations.
  • Home delivery service is suspended.

Using the Library Remotely

Access the Library’s extensive menu of digital resources from home with your full-service library card. Download the Libby app on your smartphone to read eBooks or listen to an audiobook. Visit our eResources page to stream three hours of music per day via Freegal Music, learn to get crafty with Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center, or try one of our other premium databases.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

Iowa Department of Public Health

Siouxland District Health Department