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The North Dakota State Library (NDSL) will have new hours beginning Thursday, October 1, 2020. The library will be open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and by appointment from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Only five patrons may be in the building at one time for a maximum of one hour. 

“The State Library is shifting its hours to be able to meet the needs of our patrons, the library community, and staff during the pandemic,” says State Librarian Mary Soucie. “We will keep track of all feedback and will evaluate the trial in six months to ensure that we are continuing to provide the high-quality customer service that the State Library is known for.” 

Curbside pickup will be available from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The State Library will also send out materials through the mail for those who can’t make it to the library. To make an appointment or to schedule a pickup, please call 701-328-4622. 

Two computers will be available for patrons – one is reserved for people who are applying for unemployment, employment, or immigration. The other computer will have a 30-minute time limit and should be used for Capitol-related reasons. 

Everyone is screened when entering the building, including a questionnaire and a temperature check. If you are not feeling well and have a cough or fever, please do not enter the building. When you are in the building, please practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet apart. The State Library recommends that masks be worn when inside the building. If you do not have a mask with you, one will be available. 

Please continue to watch the State Library’s website for the most up-to-date information at www.library.nd.gov. Reserve items today by calling 1-800-472-2104 or by e-mailing statelib@nd.gov.

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