Fargo Public Library buildings to reopen July 13

InForum News Brief FSA

FARGO — Fargo Public Library buildings will reopen Monday, July 13, after extended closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The summer hours for the branches are as follows:

  • Main Library: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.–9 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Dr. James Carlson Library: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Northport Library: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

All locations are closed Sundays during the summer from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
"We ask library visitors to help us stay open by observing social distancing and wearing a face covering when at any of our locations," Library Director Tim Dirks said.

Plexiglas screens have been installed at service desks, and high-touch surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected frequently. Hand sanitizer and wipes will be available for public use.

Some technology services will be limited with a reduced number of public internet stations available and daily computer usage limited to two hours per person per day, according to a news release. All meeting rooms, conference rooms, study rooms and the Wiggle Room remain closed and no onsite library programming is scheduled until further notice.


Curbside services will be discontinued when the library reopens.

For more information, call the Main Library Circulation Desk at 701-241-1472 or email .

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