COVID-19 Updates

Caldwell Public Library's Covid-19 Response

September 14, 2020 - update

The Caldwell Public Library facility is open to the public. Curbside services are still being offered. The following updates are available:

  • Facility open for browsing and check out

  • Curbside pickup for library materials remains available during the following times:

    • Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 8:30 pm

    • Friday: 10 am - 5:30 pm

    • Saturday: 10 am - 4:30 pm

  • Computers will be available for use by appointment only

    • Computer stations are set up so that social distancing can be maintained

    • Computers can be reserved for 1 hour

  • Library programs will remain virtual

  • Book drops remain open

  • Public meeting rooms are unavailable for use and meeting reservations will not be accepted

  • Donations will not be accepted at this time

 

August 31, 2020 - update

 

The Caldwell Public Library facility remains mostly closed to the public, except for computer appointments. Curbside services have been updated as follows: 
 

  • Curbside pickup by appointment for library materials remains available during the following times: 

    • Monday - Thursday: 10 am – 8:30 pm 

    • Friday: 10 am – 5:30 pm 

    • Saturday: 10 am – 4:30 pm 

  • Laptops will be available by appointment during the following times: 

    • Monday - Thursday: 10 am – 8:30 pm 

    • Friday: 10 am – 5:30 pm 

    • Saturday: 10 am – 4:30 pm 

  • Book drops remain open.

  • Books will be quarantined for 5 days before check-in. Fines will not be assessed during this time. 

  • Library programs will remain virtual.

  • Public meeting rooms are unavailable for use and reservations will not be accepted.

  • Donations will not be accepted at this time.

July 20, 2020 - update

The Caldwell Public Library facility will be closed to the public. The following limited services will be available:

July 20, 2020 - update

The Caldwell Public Library facility will be closed to the public. The following limited services will be available:

 

  • Curbside pickup by appointment for library materials remains available during the following times:

    • Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 7 pm

    • Friday & Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm

  • Laptops will be available by appointment during the following times:

    • Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 7 pm

    • Friday & Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm

  • Book drops remain open.

  • Books will be quarantined for 5 days before check-in. Fines will not be assessed during this time.

  • Library programs will remain virtual.

  • Public meeting rooms are unavailable for use and reservations will not be accepted.

  • Donations will not be accepted at this time.  

 

June 15, 2020 - update


The Caldwell Public Library will move forward with Phase 4 of our reopening plan. Most library functions will resume with safety precautions.

 

  • Public computers remain available by appointment.

  • Curbside pickup for library materials continues and is encouraged to reduce the number of library users waiting for service in the library. Library users are encouraged to conduct their business quickly to reduce wait time so other can access library services as well.

  • Stacks are open for browsing.

  • Library programs will remain virtual.

  • Public meeting room are unavailable for use and reservations will not be accepted during Phase 4.

  • Donations will be accepted as facility storage space allows. The Friends of the Library Book Nook remains closed.

  • We strongly encourage the use of masks and we have masks available for patrons upon request.

As a public facility, we will continue to monitor this situation very closely, particularly as it relates to the impact on public spaces, public gatherings, and preventative public health practices. The health and safety of our patrons, staff, and volunteers continues to be our priority.

 

May 8, 2020 - update

 

The Caldwell Public Library plans to re-open using a phased approach that aligns with Governor Little’s Idaho Rebounds Plan

We will follow up with more details as they become available. We invite you to provide input through our patron survey.  Your responses will help us prioritize the greatest community needs during our phases of reopening.

 

As a public facility, we will continue to monitor this situation very closely, particularly as it relates to the impact on public spaces, public gatherings, and preventative public health practices.  The health and safety of our patrons, staff, and volunteers continues to be our priority. 

April 28, 2020 Update

We will be offering curbside holds pick up, starting Friday, May 1. 

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Place your holds through the catalog

Place holds through CPL catalog; caldwellpubliclibrary.org, click "search catalog" in upper right corner unless you already have holds that need picked up. Only CPL items are available for pickup at this time as the courier is not running.

Make an Appointment

Make an appointment to pick up your items through https://www.caldwellpubliclibrary.org/curbside-pickup or by calling 208-459-3242. Curbside pickup is available Mon.-Thurs. 10-7 and Fri.-Sat. 10-4. There are two appointment slots every 15 minutes.

Head to the Library

Curbside pickup is available at your appointment time at the East entrance parking lot. Items are available only by appointment, please be sure you have one before coming to the library.

Wait for your Items in your vehicle

During your appointment time, your items will be bagged/tagged on a table outside the library's East entrance doors. Please wait away from the table until it is unoccupied before picking up your items.

March 27, 2020 - update

 

Based on Governor Little’s statewide stay-home order, our book drops are closed until further notice effective at 7 pm yesterday, Thursday, March 26. We ask that patrons keep any materials they currently have checked out.  All due dates have been extended to June 1st and the drive-up book drop is closed with no returns allowed at this time.

 

Our staff will be available to assist you over the phone, Monday - Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm at (208) 459-3242.

 

Please send email inquiries to infolibrary@cityofcaldwell.org.  Visit caldwellpubliclibrary.org for streaming music, ebooks and audiobooks.  Thank you for your understanding at this time.

 

As a public facility, we will continue to monitor this situation very closely, particularly as it relates to the impact on public spaces, public gatherings, and preventative public health practices.

March 23, 2020 - update


Effective at 10 am today, Monday, March 23, the Caldwell Public Library will continue to be closed to the public. This closure will remain in effect until further notice to help mitigate the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This difficult decision was made out of the utmost concern for the health, safety and well-being of library patrons, staff and the community. The Caldwell Public Library apologizes for the inconvenience and appreciates the understanding of our patrons. During this time, we will offer telephone & online reference service during the following hours:


Monday — Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday — closed


We will extend due dates on items that are currently checked out. Items on hold will be waiting for pick up when the library reopens. We are available to address individual account questions. You can reach us at (208) 459-3242 or infolibrary@cityofcaldwell.org. Our digital resources are also available 24/7. As a public facility, we will continue to monitor this situation very closely, particularly as it relates to the impact on public spaces, public gatherings, and preventative public health practices.

March 13, 2020 - update

In an effort to follow recommendations by the State of Idaho and the CDC, we will be canceling all outreach visits and library programs starting March 16th through March 31st. We apologize for any inconvenience.

For more information regarding State recommendations, see Guidance for Mass Gatherings & Public events: https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/127/2020/03/guidance_mass-gatherings-public-events.pdf

March 13, 2020

Caldwell Public Library is monitoring information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and safety of staff and library users is our priority. Currently, Caldwell Public Library is open during our normal business hours. We are taking additional steps beyond regular practices to maintain services to our community.   

 

At this time:

  • No food or snacks will be served at any library sponsored programs.

  • We are not accepting any donated library materials. We are suspending donation processing until further notice. 

  • All toys have been removed from the Children’s area and no game kits or puzzles will be available for check-out.

  • Our volunteer program and homebound delivery services will be suspended until further notice. 

  • All outreach visits and library programs from March 16th - 31st have been canceled. 

  • We encourage patrons to return library materials using the drops at the Dearborn St. entrance to our building and our drive-up book drop.  

  • We ask that patrons stay home if they have a fever or symptoms such as coughing or sneezing. We invite you to explore the Caldwell Public Library’s electronic resources (https://www.caldwellpubliclibrary.org/eresources) instead.

 

This is effective immediately, through March 31. The Caldwell Public Library is taking these precautions and will continue to monitor the situation. Thank you for your patience and understanding!  

More information about this outbreak is available from the following resources:

Call us:

208-459-3242

Find us: 

1010 Dearborn St. Caldwell, ID 83605

Library Hours:

Mon. - Thurs. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday  10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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