Reopening Updates/COVID-19 Info

We appreciate your support and understanding and ask for your continued patience and flexibility as we prioritize the health of our staff and community. We will continue to monitor the situation and 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.

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 with the exception of some of our in-person programming. Please see individual event details for mask requirements.

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.


Current Safety Measures

  • Curbside pickup service is still 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.

  • A limited number of computers available to allow for social distancing. 

  • 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)

  • Some areas may have limited occupancy due to space.

  • Occupancy sensors to limit capacity: Current Occupancy

  • Improved air filtration including needlepoint bipolar ionization technology.

  • Restrooms are 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