The library building is closed until further notice.
No-Contact Pickup and Computers by Appointment Available.
June 8 – July 23
Sign up now for the summer reading program! Read books, win prizes, and participate in virtual programs. Children and teens of all ages are eligible to participate.
July Preschool Craft Bags
July Preschool Craft Bags are now available! Ask for one per child to be picked up with your no-contact requests.
The Jolly Pops
Take a fun ride with the Jolly Pops and their puppet friends as they present a virtual concert of upbeat, original music for children and families. The Jolly Pops Show will take place on our YouTube Channel (@AlbertLeaPubLib).
This project is made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities.
The Albert Lea Public Library has made the health and safety of our library staff, our patrons, and our community a priority. We will continue to follow directions from state and local health officials in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The library building, with direction from the city, is closed at this time. The library is offering no-contact pickup for materials and Computer Use by Appointment. Check out the No-Contact Pickup page or the Computer Use by Appointment page on our website for all the details. Remember, our digital resources, OverDrive, Hoopla, and TumbleBooks are available 24/7. Don’t have a library card? No problem! Head over to OverDrive and sign up for an instant card for access to ebooks and audiobooks.
How do I return library materials?
Library materials can be returned in the book drop Monday-Thursday between 9 am and 6 pm. With guidance from the state, we are holding returned materials for 72 hours before returning them back to circulation. During the period of the building closure, there will be no fines on checked-out items. Lost fees on all material not returned will still be in effect.
How do I contact the library?
If you have a question about anything library-related or need a reference question answered, we are still here for you. You may call the library at our main phone number (507) 377-4350, email us at email@example.com or contact us via our Page on Facebook.
General information about the Coronavirus: