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Library Service During COVID-19

Updated June 1, 2021: 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

Please note: The library will maintain its current, updated Face Covering Policy for library visitors and staff through June 15, 2021. This policy ensures the safety of visitors and staff.
In this policy:
• Members of the public will be required to wear masks* within all Fargo Public Library facilities at all times.
• Library staff members will continue to utilize masks, as required by City of Fargo and Library employee policies.
• Six-foot physical distancing will be maintained whenever possible.
* children age 4 and younger and anyone not able to wear a mask due to a health condition will not be required to wear a face mask at the library.

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.

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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If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.

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