Mason City Public Library District

Welcome to the Library


Library hours beginning August 18th.  

Monday through Friday:
8 am - 5 pm: no appointment necessary. 
Masks must still be worn and hands sanitized upon entering the library.

By appointment only. Call to reserve a time (between 10-12) by Friday at noon.

December Holiday Closings:
Dec 24-25th Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
Dec 31, 2021 & Jan 1, 2022 New Year's Eve & New Year's Day.

The opening of the library as well as the time open will be re-evaluated on a continuing basis during and after the pandemic.  Masks will continue to be required for everyone entering the building.  Please call the library ahead of time if you have not visited the library since it re-opened, to ensure you are aware of and can comply with all restrictions. Masks must be worn and a 30 minute time limit is enforced. If you cannot wear a mask, please call the library to make arrangements. Bathrooms/water fountain are still unavailable.  Books can now be returned inside the building as well as in the book drop, but still ask that you do not bring anything into the library with you as a preventative measure.  Printing, faxing and computer access no longer need appointments, but computer access does have a 30 minute time limit unless you are applying for unemployment or a job.  As always, the online resources the library has are still available 24/7 and questions you might have about library resources can be answered by calling the library at (217) 482-3799 during the open hours.

Again, we regret any inconvenience this may cause, but the health safety of everyone is the priority.  Thank you for your continued support and co-operation in our endeavor to keep everyone safe.

Library Board of Trustees

Your library resources available anytime, anywhere:

Search the online card catalog:

Card Catalog

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 Downloadable audiobooks, ebooks, music and videos:

Link to Library On The Go

Downloadable Audiobooks & eBooks

Library on the Go help page for devices

3M help page for devices

Resources - Work and research from the office or from home, anytime:

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