COVID-19 Information

As a public entity, E.D. Locke Public Library follows all current Dane County Public Health Orders as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic. Masks are currently not required, but we encourage patrons to follow CDC and Dane County Public Health recommendations and to respect individual choices. Disposable masks are available at our main desk. If you are feeling ill in any way, we ask you to show care for the community by not coming into the library or attending programs until you are feeling healthy again.

We continue to prioritize the health and safety of our staff and community and appreciate your support and understanding as we adjust our services and policies as needed. Be sure to follow us on social media (links at the bottom of this page) and sign up for our e-newsletter for all the latest news and updates.



Current Safety Measures

  • Curbside pickup service available:
    Monday - Thursday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Friday - Saturday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Pickup outside these hours may be arranged by calling 608-838-9030.

  • KN-95 (while supplies last) and disposable masks are available at the main desk.

  • Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the library.

  • High contact surfaces and equipment are disinfected periodically.

  • Multiple self check stations for contactless check out.

  • Wireless and self-pay printing available at the copier station.

  • Study rooms are available. Can reserve for 1 hour; drop in use as availability allows. Study Room Policy (pdf)

  • Improved air filtration including needlepoint bipolar ionization technology.

  • Restrooms equipped with touchless fixtures and cleaned daily.


COVID-19 Information and Resources

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Public Health Madison & Dane County
Dane County COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Village of McFarland