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Library Service During COVID-19

Updated July 1, 2021: Community Rooms and conference rooms at all three Fargo Public Library locations are now open and available for reservations as per the library's policies.

Previous updates:
As of Wednesday, June 16, 2021 masks and social distancing are encouraged –but no longer required – in all Fargo Public Library facilities.

All Fargo Public Library buildings are open to the public. Summer hours at the Fargo Public Library are in place through Labor Day, Sept. 6, 2021.

Main Library (102 3rd St. North)
• Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
• Friday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m
• Sunday: Closed

Dr. James Carlson Library (2801 32nd Ave. South)
• Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• Friday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m
• Sunday: Closed

Northport Library (2714 N. Broadway)
• Monday – Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• Friday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m
• Sunday: Closed

Study rooms at both the Main Library and the Dr. James Carlson Library are open with enhanced cleaning procedures in place.

Returning Materials
All exterior book drops are open and any item that does not fit in the outdoor book returns may be returned to a bin inside each library lobby during library hours.

Events & Programs
Most in-library programming is suspended until further notice; however, some in-library events and outdoor events are planned throughout the summer starting in June 2021.

Other vital library services will continue including some virtual programs and events for all ages, Crafts To Go packets for all ages, wireless printing and document pickup services, May We Suggest book recommendations for all ages, and Outreach Services will begin this summer.

Visit our online calendar to stay up-to-date on events and programs for all ages happening at the library.

Digital Resources and our Online Services
Online resources and digital collections, including ebooks and audiobooks, are available. Wi-Fi service at the Main Library extends to the Sodbuster plaza.

Apply for a Fargo Public Library card: click here to apply online.

For further information about any of the library’s services, call the Main Library Circulation Desk at 701.241.1472. Patrons can also call the Circulation Dept. at either branch location; the Dr. James Carlson Library at 701.476.4040; or the Northport Library at 701.476.4026.

Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to many questions about the library can also be found on the library's FAQ page.

For questions about the library’s COVID-19 safety protocols, hours of operation, or any of the library’s services, contact Library Director Tim Dirks at 701.241.1493 or via the "Contact Us" form below.

Thank you for your support and patience as we continue to evaluate and adjust our operations due to COVID-19.


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