COVID-19 Library Updates

Siouxland Libraries is following guidance from City of Sioux Falls officials on our response to COVID-19. 


Updated: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

All Siouxland Libraries branches will remain closed until further notice.


To keep our customers and staff safe and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community, all Siouxland Libraries branches will be closed to public access until further notice. Expanded Access hours at the Hartford Branch will also be unavailable during this closure.
All programs, room bookings, bookmobile stops, and outreach activities are cancelled through Monday, May 11. After this, the library, with guidance from public health officials, will reassess whether to continue cancellations. Interlibrary loan services have also been suspended indefinitely.
All due dates and hold dates will continue to be extended until one month after the library is open for regular business. Staff will be available for questions at 605-367-8700 on weekdays from 9am to 5pm. 
If you have items checked out on RBdigital or CloudLibrary, refer to the due dates you see in the RBdigital and CloudLibrary apps.

TaxAide is suspended until our meeting rooms open again. If you need to reschedule your appointment, please call TaxAide at 605-333-3313.

Remember to check our calendar for the most up-to-date information on events: http://siouxland.libnet.info/events


Remember that many of the library's resources are available for free 24/7:

Search the library catalog and place holds on items.

Manage your account online to view your account and renew items.

Download an eBook, eAudiobook, eMagazine, or stream a movie or TV show with one of our apps.

Use one of our many electronic databases.

Connect with the library on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Send us a question via Ask-a-Librarian.

Want to use these resources, but don't have a card yet? Register for a library card online here.


Frequently asked questions

Does Siouxland Libraries offer curbside pickup, pickup by appointment, or book delivery?
Siouxland Libraries does not currently offer curbside pickup, pickup by appointment, or book delivery. This is due to various guidelines from the CDC and public health officials regarding social distancing and item quarantining. The current shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) also means that library staff are unable to safely handle and process materials at a rate that makes item circulation feasible.

Can I drop off my materials in outdoor book drops?
Outdoor book drops will be open 24/7.

What if some of my holds are ready for pick up?
Holds that are listed as ready for pick-up will be held at the branches until one month after the library is open for regular business.

My library card is about to expire. How can I renew?
All accounts with an expiration date of 1/1/2020 through 4/30/2020 will be extended through 6/30/2020.

I have a question about my account. Is there anyone that can help me?
Staff will be here to take calls and assist you with information needs. You can reach staff at 605-367-8700 on weekdays from 9am to 5pm.

How can I keep updated about the reopening of the library?
Service updates will be posted on the homepage of our website and on social media (FacebookTwitter, or Instagram).


COVID-19 Resources and Information

Local: Sioux Falls Health Department

State: South Dakota Department of Health

National: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Other resources:

Resources for Families during the Coronavirus Pandemic (from CommonSenseMedia.org)


Steps to Prevent Illness (from CDC.gov)

Take steps to protect yourself

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public space, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover both hands and rub together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Practice "social distancing." Put distance between yourself and other people.

Take steps to protect others

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Wear a facemask if you are sick
  • Clean and disinfect

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