Visiting Your Library During the Pandemic

Updated July 7, 2021

  • Following the recommendation of the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health & Human Services, face masks are requested for all library visitors regardless of vaccination status.

All branches of the Daniel Boone Regional Library are open. Please take note of the following changes when planning your visit to the library.

Your Responsibilities

Help us keep our staff and visitors safe by observing these rules during your visit.

  • Face masks are requested for all library visitors regardless of vaccination status.
  • Face masks are required at all in-person library programs and events.
  • Group visits, including building tours, study groups and other meetings, cannot be accommodated.

Changes at Your Library

  • Curbside hold pickup is available in Ashland, Columbia and Fulton during open hours.
  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout our facilities.
  • Furniture and computer access has been adjusted to assist with social distancing.
  • Plexiglass barriers are in place.

Suspended Services

The following library services are temporarily unavailable:

  • Onboard browsing on the bookmobile (patrons can still pick up holds at bookmobile stops)
  • Meeting rooms
  • In-person one-on-one tech assistance (virtual tech help is available by appointment)
  • Test proctoring
  • In-person library tours and group visits

Library Hours

Columbia Public Library
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Callaway County Public Library (Fulton)
Monday, Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tuesday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday, Closed

Holts Summit Public Library
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday, Closed

Southern Boone County Public Library (Ashland)
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday, Closed

 
The library will continue monitoring the situation in Mid-Missouri and follow the guidelines outlined by the State of Missouri and local health departments. This page will be updated as library procedures change.