Visiting Your Library During the Pandemic

Updated March 1, 2021

  • With the rate of new COVID-19 cases decreasing, the time limit for library visits has returned to one hour.

All branches of the Daniel Boone Regional Library are open with limited hours. 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.

  • Library visitors are required to wear a face mask while in the library. The mask must cover nose and mouth at all times.
  • A distance of 6 feet from others must be maintained.
  • Visits are limited to one hour.
  • Group visits, including building tours, study groups and other meetings, cannot be accommodated.
  • Food is not allowed in the library.

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.
  • Staff are required to wear face masks.
  • Surfaces are being sanitized regularly.
  • Returned materials are quarantined for two days.
  • Plexiglass barriers are in place.

Suspended Services

The following library services are temporarily unavailable:

  • Meeting rooms
  • Study rooms
  • Children’s computers and play area
  • In-person events, including story times (video story times are available online)
  • In-person one-on-one tech assistance (virtual tech help is available by appointment)
  • Book club kits
  • Passport services
  • Test proctoring
  • In-person library tours and group visits

Library Hours

Columbia Public Library
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Sunday, Closed

Callaway County Public Library (Fulton)
Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 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.