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The Owatonna Public Library (OPL) building remains closed until further notice. OPL librarians are offering no-contact pickup for library materials on a limited basis. Staff will call you when your requests have arrived and pickups will be openly available (no appointments) Noon-4:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays and 4:00-6:00 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays.
For your health & safety, and ours, please wear a face mask during pickup.
The outside book drop has re-opened. Return items only in the book drop; staff will not accept returns at the door. Library staff will quarantine returned materials for at least 24 hours before processing them. Due dates are extended until further notice and no fines will accrue while the building is closed. Return library materials only in the book drop; we are unable to accept donations at this time.
Online Storytimes With Darla will continue via Facebook Live this summer June-August. Tune in at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday & Thursday mornings.
OPL provides dozens of online resources to Steele County residents available with your library card, including eBooks and eAudiobooks through the Libby and Hoopla apps, music, TV shows, and movies through Hoopla, music downloads and streaming with Freegal, and a wide range of databases and directories including Value Line, Consumer Reports, HeritageQuest, and many more.
Steele County residents who do not currently have an OPL card can register for access to Online Library Materials by filling out this form. Library staff will set up your new library account and send you your card number via email. Your physical library card will be available to pick up when the library reopens.
OPL librarians are working out details for a No-Contact Summer Reading Program. Stay tuned!