Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) is here to serve you, regardless of the circumstances!
We continue to prioritize the health and safety of our patrons, staff, and greater community during this ongoing global pandemic. With El Paso County’s recent surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations that’s led to qualifying for the state’s “high risk” status, PPLD leadership has decided to take proactive measures and will temporarily limit access inside all of our libraries beginning Wed., Nov. 18.
What does this mean for you?
Our libraries will only allow patrons inside if they have a reservation to use a computer. Call (719) 389-8968 or your local library to make a reservation. Soon we’ll offer printing, copying, scanning, and/or faxing by appointment, but service availability will vary by location. (PPLD still requires face coverings to enter our facilities and encourages everyone to stay six feet apart at all times.)
While you won’t be able to browse our physical collection, curbside services remain available, in addition to 24/7 returns, outside of all libraries. Simply drive, bike, or walk up to pick up items on hold! (Check your library’s curbside hours and procedures before heading out.)
Have a question? Ask a librarian! You can still connect with our staff by phone, live chat, or email. Or, book an appointment with one of our specialized librarians.
Take advantage of our large digital collection, extensive hub of online resources, and many virtual programs available for all ages and interests. Browse our Online Catalog, conduct research, or participate in a Library event from almost anywhere, anytime. Get started using our Library remotely!
Need WiFi? It should be accessible outside most library facilities for anyone to use, day or night.
This decision was made in response to what’s happening in our community – and in the best interest of everyone – using guidance from local and state public health officials. It allows us to safely continue providing access to important Library resources and services while reducing people’s risk of exposure to COVID-19 during a time when local cases and hospitalizations are spiking.
Learn more about the Library’s response to the novel coronavirus and what you can expect from us.