What to know before you visit

In order to provide a safe environment for staff and patrons, some of our services and policies have changed. Please review the information below for details on our schedule of open hours, safety protocols, and what to expect when you visit the library.

  • Is the library fully open?

    Yes! The library is open:

    Mon-Thurs 9-7

    Fri 9-6

    Sat 9-5

    Sun 12-5

  • Do I need to make an appointment to visit the Library?

    No, you do not need to make an appointment.

  • Are children allowed to visit the library?

    Yes. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • How long can I visit the library?
    There is no time limit on your visit to the library.
  • Do I need to wear a mask during my visit?

    In accordance with the San Miguel County Public Health Orders, masks are currently required for everyone 2 years old and over, regardless of vaccine status.


  • Other Safety Protocols

    We will provide hand sanitizer and encourage patrons to wash their hands upon entering the building.

    We ask that you do not enter the building if sick or showing any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with a person who has had any symptoms.

    While in the Library, patrons must follow distancing guidelines and maintain at least 6 feet of distance from other patrons and Library staff at all times.

  • I don’t want to wear a mask in the library, how can you accommodate me?

    In accordance with the San Miguel County Public Health Orders, masks are currently required for everyone 2 years old and over, regardless of vaccine status.

    We will continue to offer curbside service (including printing, faxing, scanning, and copying), virtual resources and various digital devices for checkout such as laptops, iPads, and WiFi hotspots. 

  • What safety precautions are in place?
    • We are following the guidelines and recommendations of our state and local health departments to ensure patron and staff member safety.
    • All WPL staff members will follow the recommended guidelines for regularly sanitizing surfaces and materials. High-touch surfaces will be cleaned regularly.
    • Plexiglass shields have been installed at all check-out counters for the safety of both patrons and staff.
    • Computers have been rearranged and furniture has been removed to allow for maximum distancing.
    • Patrons are encouraged to use our self-check kiosk to check out their own materials.
    • Patrons and staff must follow distancing guidelines and stay 6 feet apart and use hand sanitizer/wash hands when entering the building.
    • We will sanitize computer stations and high touch areas frequently.
    • We have a professional cleaning service that provides a deep clean of the entire library every evening.
  • Can I use a computer?

    Yes! Computers are available.

    Headphones will not be available for checkout. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own.

    We also have tables set up on the outdoors on the east side of the building for WiFi access. 

    We offer Chromebooks, iPads and hotspots for checkout for use in your own home.

  • Can I get prints or copies?

    Yes, see our wireless printing page for more information. https://telluridelibrary.org/services/wireless-printing/

  • Is curbside pickup still available?

    Yes! Curbside pickup is available every day during library open hours. Call or text 970-728-4519.

    Curbside holds pickup is also available. Call or text 970-728-4519 and a librarian will deliver your holds to your car.

  • Can I bring book donations to the library?

    Yes, we are accepting book donations again. Please ask a librarian where to put them.  Please do not leave book donations outside the library.

  • Can I request items from other libraries for pickup at WPL?

    Yes, you can place holds from other Marmot libraries and from Prospector libraries.

    Please note that, due to quarantine procedures, holds may take longer than normal to arrive from other libraries.

  • Will the library offer in-person programming?

    Yes, we are currently offering a mixture of in-person and online events.  Check our calendar here for our current programs.


    The Story Walk along the River Trail is always open and regularly updated.

  • My child is going back to school. How can the library help?

    The library’s Youth Services team is happy to help locate resources– both print and digital– to assist with homework and school assignments. We can also assemble materials for classrooms. Need a computer or hotspot? We have Chromebooks available for in-library use and to check out, and hotspots that you can check out!

  • Can I book a meeting room?

    Meeting rooms are available.

    Book a Meeting Room here

  • What else has changed at the library?
    • Children’s toys and hands-on activities are limited.
    • In-person technology help is limited.
    • Volunteer opportunities are not available at this time.