The library is open for browsing, and computers are available for use by appointment.
All patrons and staff are required to wear a mask covering their mouth and nose while in the library building. Guidelines are in place to limit the number of patrons in the building at once and the amount of time each patron may spend browsing. Seating (for reading, studying, etc.) is not currently available.
In-person assistance with placing item holds and finding materials is available, as are the self-serve copy machine ($.15 per page, black and white only) and a socially-distanced computer lab. Reservations are preferred for use of the computer lab, but walk-ins will be accommodated when possible. Please reserve a time slot by calling (573) 334-5279. Each reservation is 45 minutes in length, with 15 minutes of cleaning time between appointments, and staff computer assistance is not available at this time due to social distancing. Black and white printing is available for $.15 per page.
The library is not currently offering passport or notary services, and study rooms and meeting rooms are not available for use at this time.
The library is offering drive-thru holds pickup services.
Cape Girardeau Public Library is currently offering drive-thru holds pickup services. Holds must be picked up via the drive-thru and will not be available to pick up inside the building. To place a hold on an item you wish to check out, you may use our online catalog or call us at (573) 334-5279.
Stay up-to-date with these trusted sources and factual information.
–The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] will provide information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance.
-It is important to remember to share facts and not fear.
-The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center has regularly updated information, as well as a hotline to call if you suspect exposure.
Take steps to protect yourself.
-The most important thing to do at this time is to wash your hands often and avoid close contact with people who are sick.
-Globally, the World Health Organization continuously provides updates with helpful information for individuals and the workplace.