COVID-19 Precautions

The Winterset Library will close at 5:00 p.m. today (3/17/20), and will remain closed until April 13.

The Winterset Public Library is closed at this time. The health and safety of our staff and community is and will continue to be our first priority. We want to do our part in stopping the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and we believe closing our doors to the public is the right thing to do at this time.

Please note:

We have extended the due dates on all items to April 27. If you would like to return items please do so at the drive up book/audio drop on the east side of the building. No library fines will accumulate while the library is closed.

Expiring library cards have been renewed. We have renewed all library cards so patrons will have access to digital materials. At this time we are not providing digital card to those who do not have a library card. If anything changes we will announce through our Facebook page and website.

Our system currently allows you to place holds on items. Please note any items you have on hold or place on hold will not be available to you until library is reopened.  If your receive message that hold is ready please disregard.

Digital Resources: If you have always wanted to try some of our digital resources now is the time! We offer a wide range of digital resources, including books, audiobooks, music, and magazines. Manage your account and download books, magazines, and more on our website.

Our phone system is currently turned off, but you can call and leave a message with your name and number and a librarian will get back to you as soon as possible. Your phone number is 515-462-1731. You can also email us at library@winterset.lib.ia

As you know this is a fluid situation. The Library and the City of Winterset are taking one day at a time and will continue to monitor all safety information from local, state, and national health officials. If there are any updates or changes to our services we will share through Facebook, and our website.

Helpful Resources

Madison County Health Department

Iowa Department of Public Health

Centers for Disease Control

Stay safe and thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.