Library COVID-19 Updates

Updated April 14, 2021

FAQs en Español (PDF) - actualizado 14/4/2021

On Monday, November 2, the Napa Library reopened to the public for walk-in visits. (Appointments are no longer required.)

Our hours will remain reduced for the time being but you can now come in anytime during open hours in Napa and Calistoga.

In American Canyon and Yountville, we’ll also be allowing a limited number of walk-in visits. However, due to the libraries’ size, we will also continue to offer a limited number of visits by appointment.


What hours will the libraries be open? 

Capacity restrictions in all locations may require us to limit visitation time in the library.

American Canyon Library:
Monday through 
Saturday: 10 am −  5:30 pm

One-hour computer reservations are available. Call 707-644-1136 to make an appointment.

Calistoga Library:
Monday through Saturday: 10 am −  5:30 pm

No reservations required. 


Napa Library:
Monday through Saturday: 10 am − 5:30 pm
Sunday: 1 pm − 4:30 pm

No reservations required.

Yountville Library:
Tuesday through Friday: 9 am − 1 pm

One-hour computer reservations are available. Call 707-944-1888 to make an appointment. 

What safety precautions are being taken?

  • Patrons and staff are required to wear masks while inside the Library (if needed, the Library will provide you with one)
  • Hand sanitizer throughout the building, including before entry
  • Increased cleaning, particularly in high use areas
  • Plexiglas at service desks
  • Returned items are quarantined for 72 hours before being handled and re-shelved
  • Books browsed but not checked out will be quarantined before being re-shelved
  • Social distancing required. 
    • Computers and seating are limited to maintain 6 feet of social distancing.

What library services will be available when I visit?

  • Material browsing and checkout, including magazines & newspapers
  • One-hour computer reservations
  • Printing, copying, scanning, and faxing
  • Friends of the Library lobby book sale self-service (no change available)

Can I return library items?

Yes, library items can be returned on the following days:

American Canyon Library:
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays: Return drop box is open (until full). 

Calistoga Library:
Monday through Saturday: Return drop box is open (until full). 

Napa Library:
Wednesdays by 5:30 pm through Saturdays at 5:45 pm: Drive-through returns are open (until full).
Sunday through Wednesday: Walk-up returns are available during open hours (until full).

Yountville Library:
Friday through Monday: Return drop box is open (until full). 

Will curbside pickup still be available?

Yes, all locations will continue to make items available for curbside pickup.

How does curbside pick-up work?

If you have an item on hold:

  • You will be notified by email or phone that your item on hold is available for pickup during curbside pickup hours.
  • In Napa: Upon arrival at the library, park in a designated curbside parking space, phone library staff at (707) 253-4220, and provide them with your name, library card, and parking space number. 
  • In our other locations, we will handle this process slightly differently to accommodate their exterior parking and space issues. Please call your branch on arrival:
    1. American Canyon Library: (707) 644-1136
    2. Calistoga Library: (707) 942-4833
    3. Yountville Library: (707) 944-1888
  • Items will be checked out to you in advance and staged in a bag for your convenience. Staff will deliver the bag to your parking space.

What days and hours will libraries be open for curbside pickup?

American Canyon Library:

Monday through Saturday: 10 am - 5:30 pm

Calistoga Library:

Monday through Saturday: 10 am - 5:30 pm

Napa Library:

Monday through Saturday: 10 am - 5:30 pm

Sunday: 1 pm - 4:30 pm


Yountville Library:

Tuesday through Friday: 9 am - 1 pm

Can I drop off donations?

The Friends of the Napa Library are accepting limited donations. Please call (707) 253-4614 with any questions. 

What about library events?

We’re offering virtual programming including storytimes, crafts, book clubs, and more on our Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube pages.

I’m not ready to come into the library yet. How else can I access library services?

We’re here to help by phone, email ([email protected]), and live chat on our website. We offer more than 2 dozen online resources, including e-books, audiobooks, movies, music, and more. Please call (707) 253-4241 for more information.