Closure Information

Due to concerns over COVID-19 and for the safety and well-being of our community, Laramie County Library System will close all facilities until further notice including Laramie County Library in Cheyenne, The Library Café, Burns Branch Library, Pine Bluffs Branch Library, and the bookmobile.

Resources For Patrons:

FAQs

Q: Why is Laramie County Library System closed to the public? When will it reopen?
A: Laramie County Library System’s Board of Directors chose to close all library facilities until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This includes Laramie County Library in Cheyenne, The Library Café, Burns Branch Library, Pine Bluffs Branch Library, and the bookmobile.
The Laramie County Library System board will reassess the situation on Friday, April 3 and make decisions on further closures at that time.
We appreciate the continued support of Laramie County Library System as it continues to make decisions that help ensure the safety and health of the Laramie County Community during this global outbreak.

Q: What do I do with the items I have checked out?
A: All items currently checked out will be automatically renewed for the duration of the closure. No overdue fines will be assessed during this time. Our outdoor book drops in Cheyenne, Pine Bluffs, and Burns will still be functional and materials may be dropped off at any time.

Q: My items are due, will I be charged overdue fines?
A: No. All due dates will be extended until at least Monday, April 6, 2020. No overdue fines will be assessed for the duration of the closure.

Q: Can I still checkout materials?
A: No. Books, magazines, movies, videogames, and all other items will be unavailable to check out for the duration of the closure. However, all online resources will still be available for use.

Q: How can I check out eBooks, eMagazines, or eAudiobooks? 
A: To access all of the online resources available with your library card, visit https://gowyld.libguides.com/econtent. Instructions on how to access eBooks, eMagazines, eAudiobooks, and other online resources are all available on this website.

Q: Can I place items on hold while the Library is closed? Can I pick up my holds?
A: You can still place holds on items through the WYLD catalog using your library account. However, you will be unable to pick up your holds until after Laramie County Library System reopens to the public. Please note that upon reopening, there may be delays to item availability. All items currently available for pickup will be held for eight days after the library reopens. You will remain in your current position for all currently placed holds.

Q: Can I place Interlibrary Loan requests?
A: No. Laramie County Library System is unable to process Interlibrary Loans for the duration of the closure.

Q: I booked a meeting room through the library. Can I still hold my meeting? 
A: No. Laramie County Library is currently closed to the public.

Q: Can I reschedule a meeting room if it was canceled because of the closure?
A: Possibly. Our meeting rooms will still be available on a first come, first serve basis after the closure. Please fill out an online meeting room application at https://lclsonline.org/services/meetingrooms/. Please note that we will be reassessing the closure after April 3, and meeting room reservations will be canceled if the closure continues.

Q: Can I donate books during the library closure?
A: No. We encourage you to wait to make any material donations until after the closure has ended and the library is reopened to the public.

Q: Are library programs and events canceled? Will they be rescheduled? 
A: All library programs and events have been canceled until further notice. At this time, we will not be rescheduling the canceled programs. Based on recommendations from government and public health agencies.
If you are looking for resources to utilize from home, please check this page on our website: https://lclsonline.org/covid-19-information/ 

Q: Are the Burns Branch Library, Pine Bluffs Branch Library, bookmobile, and Library Café open?
A: No. All Laramie County Library facilities are closed until further notice.

Q: Can I get tax forms? 
A: No, not at the library. However, you may choose to request tax forms by mail by calling 1-800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676) Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 10:00 pm local time. You will receive your order by mail, usually within 10 days.

Press Release:

Laramie County Library System to Remain Closed Until At Least April 19, 2020

In accordance to the public health order issued by Governor Mark Gordon and the Wyoming State Health Officer, Laramie County Library System will remain closed until at least April 19, 2020. This closure applies to all library facilities, including Laramie County Library in Cheyenne, The Library Café, Burns Branch Library, Pine Bluffs Branch Library, and the bookmobile. Laramie County Library System will continue to adhere to the orders and recommendations made by the Wyoming Governor’s office.

Per previous releases, all library programs and events will be canceled until May 31, 2020 as well as all community meetings in all facilities. For events and meetings that are not part of the library’s programming, please contact the event organizer, not the library, for further information. Over-due fines will be suspended during this closure. Items may still be returned to the Laramie County Library in Cheyenne, Burns Branch Library, or Pine Bluffs Branch Library.

The Laramie County Library System Board will continue to reassess the library services offered during this closure on a weekly basis. Below are some helpful resources and services available during this closure.

  • Wifi services are live at all facilities and can be accessed from a vehicle in the Cheyenne library’s parking lot or in front of the branch libraries using a personal device.
  • eBooks can be accessed by downloading the CloudLibrary app from Google Play or the Apple Store.
  • Gowyld.net provides access to other resources such as eMagazines and databases using a library card number and PIN.
  • To access and print tax forms, go to irs.gov/forms. Individuals can call the library to have the library print and mail you a tax form.
  • Online storytimes will be posted to https://lclsonline.org/virtual-storytime/ every other day at 10:00 a.m.

The library will be taking phone calls between 10am and 5pm, Monday through Saturday, to answer reference questions and to connect you to other resources within the community. Updates to available services during this closure will be posted on our website.

Thank you for your continued support of Laramie County Library System as it continues to make decisions that help ensure the safety and health of the Laramie County Community.