Jefferson Public Library

The following temporary safety rules apply:

These measures will help us to keep everyone in the Jefferson community safe and healthy. We are always watching for new guidance from health authorities, so these rules may be updated over time.

  1. IF YOU ARE FEELING ILL, OR SHOWING ANY SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE LIBRARY IN PERSON. If you have a cough, sore throat, fever, loss of taste/smell, or severe tiredness, help us keep the community safe by setting up Libby, Kanopy, and other services you can access from home over the phone. We can help!

  2. Face coverings are required inside the building. We have some disposable masks to share, but we ask that you bring your own mask if you can. This measure is required in order for us to open to the public. If for any reason you are not able to wear a face covering, we are happy to bring your check-outs to you while you wait outside.

  3. Time in the library is limited to 1/2 hour per day. This includes time for browsing in the stacks, using public computers, and checking things out at the desk. 

  4. Maintain six feet of distance between members of your household and others. We've marked the floor six feet apart at the circulation desk so you can see easily where to line up. 

  5. Avoid contact with high-touch surfaces as much as possible. While browsing in the stacks, try to avoid touching materials that you don't intend to take with you. 

  6. Help children to keep safe. It can be tough to understand all these changes if you're a kid! Please help us keep the community safe by bringing littles out of the library if they are having trouble following the rules. 

New Website!

The Jefferson Public Library has a new website!
Click Below to Visit!

Future updates will be added to the new website. You will be able to access the online catalog and your library account on the new website. Current resources, events and contact information are available on the new website as well. 
Please move any bookmarks to the new website. Eventually, will be removed and the new site, will be the only available website for the Jefferson Public Library. 
If you have any questions about this change, please call: 541-327-3826


During Marion County's current "High Risk Level" status, the library is closed to walk-in visits. We are monitoring the situation and will post updates as needed. You can follow current updates on our Facebook page. 

Starting 2/27/2021, Jefferson Public Library is offering 

30 minute per day browsing appointments

Appointments are available on a first come-first serve basis for 1 household at a time. 

During a browsing appointment, you can browse the library's collection, check out holds and items from the shelves, 

pick-up take-and-make kits, and return items.

Face coverings will be required indoors and surfaces will be frequently sanitized. 

Curbside Services are still available by appointment or drop-by. 

You can schedule a curbside appointment by phone, email or Facebook message. You can also drop-by 

and either call from the City Hall/Library parking lot or knock on the library's front door during curbside hours. 

At a curbside pick-up, you can check-out holds, pick-up take-and-make kits and return items.

Patrons are encouraged to return items in the 24/7 library drop box located in the City Hall parking lot.

To schedule an appointment you can:

Call 541-327-3826


Send a message on Facebook @JeffersonOregonPublicLibrary 

Computer or printing only appointments up to 1 hour per day are also available by appointment.

Staff will be in the building to process courier items, pull your holds from the shelf, and bring your library materials out to you. Feel free to contact us in all the usual ways if you have questions or concerns during this time. We are monitoring the situation, and will post updates as needed.

Curbside Hours and Appointments Availability:

Tues. 10am-6pm

Wed. 10am-6pm

Thurs. 10am-6pm

Sat. 10am-4pm

All hours are subject to change due to staff availability. Please call if you have questions.

Feel free to contact us in all the usual ways if you have questions or concerns during this time.

To return materials, simply place them in the 24/7 library book drop in the City Hall parking lot. We will not be assessing late fines on any library materials until further notice.

Staff will be available to answer questions, recommend books and movies, and place holds as usual through Facebook, email ( or phone (541-327-3826). 

We are a strong community!

Check our Facebook page and the City Website for more information.

150 2nd St Suite B
P.O. Box 1068
Jefferson, OR 97352