Mesa County Libraries reopen on limited basis

Mesa County Libraries have reopened to public visits, but on a limited basis.

The central library in Grand Junction and branch locations in Clifton, Fruita, Orchard Mesa and Palisade as well as in De Beque and Gateway will operate under modified hours.

Library locations with multiple doorways have designated entrances and exits. Shelving and furniture have been rearranged to enable social distancing. See-through shields have been installed around service desks. In children’s areas, toys have been removed.

The number of people allowed inside library locations is limited and determined on a first-come, first-served basis.

Library staff wear masks, and library patrons are encouraged to wear masks as well.

Patrons returning materials should use outside book drops rather than going into libraries.

Curbside pickup of materials will continue at all library locations. To use the service, patrons place items on hold through the online catalog. They’re notified when items are available and call to schedule appointments for pickups.

Electronic books and audiobooks as well as other services are available online. Story time events, summer reading programs and other activities also are offered online.

For more information, log on to the Mesa County Libraries website located at

Here are the modified hours for Mesa County Libraries locations:

Central library in downtown Grand Junction: noon to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Clifton and Fruita: noon to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 am. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Palisade and Orchard Mesa: noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Collbran: noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

De Beque: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

Gateway: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday.

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