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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Library Services


Northfield Public Library is open. The health and safety of our staff and patrons is our first priority. Whether in person or remotely, we are here for you. Face covings are recommended to be worn in indoor, public settings by all individuals – vaccinated or not. No-contact library services are still available.


We ask you to:

Stay home if you are sick. If you or anyone in your household is sick or has symptoms, do not enter the library.

Wash your hands. Frequent handwashing is your first line of defense against infection. 

Visit in person or online. Meeting rooms are once again available for public use. Library programs are being held in the building and outside (weather permitting) as well as virtually.


Public Computer Access

Public internet computers are available. Library staff disinfects computer area daily.


Get Your Requests

  • The default for holds pickup is from the hold shelf as normal during library hours.
  • No-contact pickup and home delivery are available by request. Call 507-645-1803 to schedule no-contact pickup or home delivery of your items. 


Return Materials

The bookdrops are open. Return all materials in the bookdrop. 

Get a Library Card

Register for a library card in person at any service desk, or online by emailing


Online Access from Anywhere

The library provides a range of digital offerings, including eBooks and eAudiobooks from Libby, streaming movies on Kanopy, art and craft video classes on Creativebugonline databases for research and homework, and, an online learning platform with thousands of tutorials.


Free Wi-fi Access

Access the library’s free wi-fi network from in the library or outside the building (even in the parking lot).


Personalized Information Service

Library staff are available in person and at a distance to answer questions and provide reading recommendations. Call 507-645-6606 or email