Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

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As a valued community space we make every effort to follow federal, state and county COVID mitigation protocols.

Our doors are open and we are delighted to offer access to computers, study and small meeting rooms, and our curbside service is here to stay.

Computers in teen areas and Library Hall are currently unavailable. 

Library Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 9 am - 6 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm

At Your Visit

  • At this time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), our nation’s top public health protection agency, recommends indoor mask wearing for all individuals in Routt County, regardless of your vaccine status. As a leading public institution in the Yampa Valley, Bud Werner Library is committed to the health and safety of those who enjoy our facility. This is why we’re asking everyone to please wear a mask in our public spaces.
  • As we begin to gather indoors for films and speakers again, masks will be required regardless of vaccination status for all Library events inside Library Hall. Inside the hall, please drink and eat as if you are on an airplane, and mask up as soon as you finish your beverage or food.
  • Sanitize your hands upon entering the building using the provided hand solution.
  • Please do not visit if you are feeling ill and experiencing any symptoms.

Available Services

Our hearts go out to everyone as this pandemic is touching every aspect of life in some way. Be well.

Frequently Asked Questions

I need help downloading an ebook, audiobook, video, magazine or music.

We are delighted to offer the option to download magazines, books, audiobooks, comics, movies, documentaries and TV programs from the convenience of home. If you need help getting these materials onto your phone or device, email or call John Major, Reference Librarian, at jmajor@steamboatlibrary.org, 970-367-4905.

Explore our Digital Collection

Can I reserve a meeting room or Library Hall?

We are pleased to announce that our study rooms and small meeting rooms are available for reservations. Until restrictions on public gatherings are lifted however, we are unable to accept reservations for the use of Library Hall.

Book a Meeting Room

How are you conducting curbside pickup.

We have an entire page and FAQ devoted exclusively to our curbside service. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Michelle Dover at mdover@steamboatlibrary.org.

View our Curbside Service

What materials are available for curbside pickup?

All materials featured in our catalog are available for curbside pickup: books, DVDs, music, etc.  Please note that it may take up to 24 hours for staff to pull items that are on our shelves.

Search the Online Catalog 

Can I request items from other libraries?

Yes, the courier service that the library uses has resumed operations. You may, therefore, borrow any materials featured in our catalog.

Can I access the wifi and use my personal computer inside the library?

Yes, WiFi is available throughout and outside of the building.

How do I return materials?

Please use the library's book drops either at the main door via Lincoln Ave, or in the wall near the Yampa River entrance. The book drops in Clark and at City Market are also available.

Map of our book drop locations

Can I get books on a certain topic for a distance-learning or homeschool project?

Yes, you can use the Teacher Request form to ask the Children's Staff to assemble a number of materials on a certain topic for you or your student. 

Request Materials Here

Can I donate books at this time?

Yes, we accept books donations for our resale shelves and we seek gently used copies of popular interest.  We limit donations to 10 at a time.  DVD's, CD's or any older media formats cannot be accepted.

Can I get something printed, scanned, or faxed without entering the library?

Absolutely! Patrons looking to print, scan, or fax documents, or are interested in our digital collections may call the Reference Desk (970-879-0240 ext. 331) to request curbside Reference services.

You may also send your print request in advance of visiting the library. Send your document (.PDF, .DOCX, .CSV, etc.) as an attachment to budref@steamboatlibrary.org. Please include your name, phone number and email address. Black and white printing only at $0.10 per page.