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Posted on: July 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] All Scott County Libraries to reopen with limited Express services

Beginning Monday, July 20, all Scott County Library locations will reopen with limited Express services. Library customers may visit the library during Express Service hours to browse for items, collect their holds, use WiFi, and interact with staff. 

Other services, including Curbside Pickup and Computer Use, will continue to be available by appointment only. Customers can make appointments by calling their library, visiting the library website at, or by downloading the Scott County Library mobile app “Scott Lib (MN)” in their app store.

Visitors should expect a modified experience when they visit their library. Spaces have been changed to encourage social distancing and minimize opportunities for spreading COVID-19. The Library asks visitors to limit their visits to 30 minutes. 

Other important safety measures will be in place. Face masks will be required for all visitors over the age of two. Staff will also be wearing masks. The library will also increase the frequency of cleaning and encourage customers to use self-service opportunities. 

The Library encourages customers to visit their website at to view a detailed list of Frequently Asked Questions about reopening. Customers may also call their library with questions:

Belle Plaine Library: 952-873-6767

Jordan Library: 952-496-8050

Elko New Market Library: 952-496-8030

New Prague Library: 952-496-8026

Prior Lake Library: 952-447-3375

Savage Library: 952-707-1770

Shakopee Library: 952-233-9590 

Scott County Law Library: 952-496-8713

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