Ericson Public Library Now Open!

The Ericson Public Library is open!  We’re excited to finally serve you in person again.  However, there are some changes to protect public health.  These changes are detailed below.  If you have questions or concerns please contact the library at 515-432-3727 or email us at

What to expect

  • The library hours are the same during the week. April 10th 2021 the Library will resume regular Saturday hours. 

  • Please wear a mask to protect yourself and others including staff who are also masked.  There is a mask mandate for all city buildings.

    • Please bring a mask with you to the library if you have one.  We have masks available at any desk. 

    • If you cannot wear a mask, please contact the library for other options, including curbside pickup of materials or print jobs and other options. If you have a medical condition that does not allow you to wear a mask, please bring your doctors note, wear a face shield. and limit your time to 15 minutes.

    • Children 2 years and younger are exempt, but need to stay with their parents.


  • Please follow social distancing rules.  We have signage in the building to remind you.  Please use good judgment and be respectful of others.  

  • Children must be accompanied throughout the building by someone 16 years old or older.  We ask that families stick together in the building during this time, as children find it hard to social distance.

  • All toys, train tables, puppets, and puzzles have been stored temporarily to reduce high touch zones in the Children’s Department.

  • All programs are virtual.  Check out our webpage for more details on how to participate and signup or follow our facebook!

  • Staff will work to keep computers and other equipment clean, but if you have concerns, sanitizer will be available. 

  • Staff will only be able to provide limited help with computer and devices in order to ensure social distancing.

  • While browsing for books, if you touch a book we kindly request that you put it on the designated tables to be sanitized or quarantined.  Staff will reshelf these items after they have been cleaned.

  • If you are worried about coming into the building, you can send print jobs and fax requests to our Ericson email address, then call our main floor desk at 515-432-3727 ext. 2 to print or fax it out.  We can have it taken out curbside for pickup.  Please keep in mind turnaround time will depend on how busy we are.  We will add the charges to your library account or take payment curbside.

  • The 2nd floor meeting room is available for taking reservations.  Staff are unable to sanitize the room after meetings, so sanitizer will be available for users.

  • Please return ALL materials in the outdoor book return.  This allows us to safely handle material returns.

  • Please allow 5 days for all materials to be checked off your account due to our quarantining of materials.  Your items will not accrue late fees during this period of time. 

  •  If you have any questions regarding materials due dates or late fees please contact the library.

  • Curbside pickup will continue.  Please call our phone number 515-432-3727 ext. 2 for adult and 3 for kids items.

As always we appreciate your patience and understanding!