Special Message from the Library Director

July 6, 2020

Welcome Back Library Patrons!

We are so happy to finally open our doors to the community. It’s been a long 3 ½ months but we thank you so much for your patience and understanding. Here’s what to expect in our facility during Phase 3:

Library Open Hours
Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am-2pm and Sunday Closed

• Please enter library through Ruby St. doors and exit through 3rd Ave. doors.
• ALLEY book drop will be open only during Library open hours.
• All items returned to the library will be quarantined in the Hal Holmes for 72 hours before entering the library. There will be no late fines during this time.
• All patrons will be expected to wear a mask upon entering the building. For those unable to wear a mask, staff can help gather items for you to pick up.
• Disposable masks and hand sanitizers will be available.
• Contact tracing will be conducted on a voluntary basis.

Due to phase limitations, please see the following services we can or cannot provide:

• Checking out library items
• Returning library items (during open hours only)
• Library Card registration available ONLINE.
• Online resources (downloadable books, film streaming, databases, etc.)

• Curbside service discontinued (please see staff for other options)
• No long term stay, 30 min maximum
• No tables and chairs to use
• Public Computers closed (1 printing station available)
• Children’s toys and coloring table unavailable

Again we apologize for the disruption of our normal library services. We continue to work hard to provide as much as we can while keeping the safety of staff, our patrons and community a top priority. Thank you for your continued support and patience as we work through this challenging time. Please be safe and take care.


Josephine Camarillo
Library Director                                                                                camarilloj@ci.ellensburg.wa.us                                                                                          (509) 962-7252

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