23 Oct

Library hours increase Oct 25

Juneau Public Libraries extend hours starting Monday, Oct. 25

All three Juneau Public Libraries will extend hours starting Monday, October 25, as reassigned staff return to library duties.  Juneau’s overall community risk remains at High and everyone is required to wear a mask inside a library.  

As of Monday, October 25:

  • Downtown and Valley libraries are changing hours to
    • Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Friday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Saturday-Sunday 12 – 5 p.m.
  • Douglas Library is changing hours to:
    • Monday-Thursday 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Friday 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Saturday-Sunday 12 – 5 p.m.

18 Oct

Nov 3 discuss NEA Big Read Juneau

Continue to celebrate the Big Read Juneau. Paricipate in a virtual discussion of “An American Sunrise” by Joy Harjo on Wednesday November 3 at 12:00 pm ZOOM

Register at: bit.ly/JPLbookdiscussion

Pick up a free copy at the public libary while supplies last or borrow a copy online through the Alaska Digital Library.

21 Aug

Reduced hours start Aug 23, 2021

All three Juneau Public Libraries will have reduced hours starting Monday, August 23, as staff are reassigned to help with pandemic response. Juneau has been seeing a surge of COVID-19 cases in the community due to the highly transmissible Delta variant.   

As of Monday, August 23:

  • Downtown and Valley libraries are changing hours to 
    • Monday-Friday 12 – 6 p.m.
    • Saturday-Sunday 12 – 5 p.m.
  • Douglas library is changing hours to: 
    • Monday-Friday 3 – 6 p.m.
    • Saturday-Sunday 12 – 5 p.m.

Mitigation measures in place at the library, as well as other City and Borough of Juneau facilities, are adequate to prevent COVID-19 transmission; this temporary reduction is being made due to staffing shortages. Reduced library hours will allow library staff to be reassigned to the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), enabling increased capacity for COVID-19 testing and quarantine/isolation services for the community while COVID-19 is spiking.