The library will no longer be providing curbside service. We have made this decision in cooperation with Governor Walz’s Emergency Executive Order “Directing Minnesotans to Stay at Home”. We understand that this is disappointing, as many of you have requested items. The library will also remain closed until further notice.

There will be no fines during our closure, and item due dates will be extended until at least one week after we fully re-open to the public. We want to assure you that we will be very forgiving on overdue materials during this time.

We also want to remind you that our online book service (Overdrive) is still available at: https://selco.overdrive.com/

If you do not have a library card, please email us at zpl@selco.info – we will work with you to set up a card so you may access our ebooks.

Thank you very much for your understanding during this time. 


The library will NOT be open today, and will remain closed until at least March 27.

We understand this is a change from yesterday, but the situation is consistently changing and we are taking precautions based on information as it becomes available.

We understand this will disappoint many, but both the Governor and The President of the United States have issued guidelines about gatherings of people and enforcing social distancing. It is impossible for library staff to maintain a size limit in the library, or enforce distancing at our circulation interactions.

We will be offering curbside pickup for requested materials or tax forms.

Please call 507-732-5211 for more information.


The library building will be closed beginning Wednesday, March 18.

This action is keeping in line with our policy to close during a health emergency if the public schools close. We will re-open when the schools do.

In the meantime, we are working hard to bring you as many services as possible while the physical building is closed to the public:

  • The library will be offering a curbside pickup service
  • No overdue fines will be assessed during our closing
  • Materials will not be due until one week after we re-open
  • We will have some virtual programs for children

More information will be forthcoming!