Douglas County Public Library pauses browsing hours |

Douglas County Public Library pauses browsing hours

A contract was signed in September for a $30,000 investigation into the Douglas County Library.
Kurt Hildebrand

In response to the increase in local due to coronavirus transmission and the Governor’s Statewide Pause for Nevada, and to protect the health and safety of the public and staff, the Douglas County Public Library buildings will be closed to the public for browsing beginning Monday until further notice.

Curbside pick-up will continue to be provided at the Minden Branch, Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and at the Lake Tahoe Branch on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Request library items through the library’s online catalog: or by calling the library at 782-9841in Minden or 588-6411 in Zephyr Cove. The items will be collected for you and brought to your car.  Reference and information services by phone will also be available during those hours.   To get a library card or ask questions about your account, call the library or send an email to

All outside book drops throughout Douglas County are open and will remain open for patrons to return items.  The library does not charge late fees on overdue items. Due to increased safety measures, all returned items will be quarantined for seven days and sanitized prior to check-in. Please allow at least a week for returned items to be removed from your library account. Any questions about your library account can be emailed to

Patrons are also encouraged to take advantage of the library’s many online resources and downloadable content available through the library’s website:  

The Minden Library is located at 1625 Library Lane. The Zephyr Cove Library is located at 233 Warrior Way.  Connect with the Douglas County Public Library on Facebook and Twitter,, or call 782-9841.