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by Kyna Moser on 2020-03-16T09:49:11-07:00 | Comments

Medford, Oregon (March 16, 2020)—Effective immediately, all branches of Jackson County Library Services are closed until further notice. Currently, public health best practices to reduce the spread of COVID-19 include limiting access to public spaces. Additionally, due to staffing concerns, we have made the decision to follow public health guidance and close to the public.

As a public institution, we did not make this decision lightly. We recognize closure means some of the people who need us the most will not have access to library buildings. We will be working with our partners on how we can work together to support our community.

We know you care about your library staff. During the building closures, staff will continue to work and be paid. They will be available to help you via email or phone. To protect employee health, we are following workplace guidelines from County health officials.

While our physical spaces are closed, your Library card gives you access to a world of digital content and other services, including downloadable magazines, eBooks and audiobooks; streaming video; educational resources; and language tutorials. Visit to access digital content.

You should also know:

  • We will be extending holds and due dates. If you have materials that are due during this closure, please keep them until libraries reopen.
  • Library events and meeting room reservations are canceled through Monday, April 13. We will continue to monitor how long these spaces and programs will remain unavailable.
  • Visit our website at for COVID-19 information and resources. We will also post information on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Your health and safety, as well as that of our staff, volunteers, and Friends of the Library is our top concern. Thank you for your patience as we modify operations during this unprecedented time.


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