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COVID-19 Information and Resources: Library Services

Current information and reliable resources for understanding and responding to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

Social Stories


Social Stories are common aides for addressing the social skills of individuals with special needs or to simply ease anxiety when visiting a new place. Social Stories help to guide new and current patrons on how to navigate a regular visit to the library. Our Social Stories are meant to be read before visiting the library--that way the patron will have an idea of how to browse the collection, ask for help from staff members, the check-out process, and how to enter and exit the building, among others. Mesa County Libraries hopes these Social Stories are wonderful guidance to your upcoming visit to the library.

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Central Library Drive-Thru Service


Beginning Tuesday September 7, patrons will be able to pick up their holds at the Central Library using the new Drive-Thru holds pickup service. 

Drive-Thru service at the Central Library is available during the following times:

Monday - Friday: 9-6

Saturday: 10-3

Sunday (beginning Sunday September 12): 1-5


To use the Drive-Thru service:

  1. Place your items on hold in our online catalog and choose Drive-Thru Window as the pickup location (see the example below).
  2. You’ll be notified when items are available.
  3. After you receive the notification that your holds are ready, visit the Central Library's Drive-Thru on the west side of the building during the Drive-Thru hours of operation to pick up your holds.

Curbside Service


All library locations (except Gateway) will re-open to the public with regular business hours beginning Tuesday, January 19th.  You may continue to use curbside service if you prefer.

Curbside pick-up of holds and take and makes is available at all Mesa County Libraries locations. Curbside service will end 10 minutes before closing time (e.g. 5:50 pm at Central M-F).

Curbside service is available during the following times:

Clifton: Monday - Friday 9-6; Saturday 9-4

Collbran: Tues, Thur, Friday: 9-1 & 2-6; Saturday 9-1

De Beque: Friday: 9-1 and 2-6; Saturday 9-1

Gateway: Call 970-858-7703 for more information.

Fruita: Monday - Friday 9-6; Saturday 11-4

Orchard Mesa: Tuesday - Friday 9-6; Saturday 11-4

Palisade: Tuesday - Friday 9-1 and 2-6; Saturday 9-4


To use curbside service:

  1. Place your items on hold in our online catalog.  
  2. You’ll be notified when items are available.
  3. After you are notified your hold is ready, please visit the location where your hold is located and call the corresponding phone number (Appointments are no longer required):
  • Central Library: 970-683-2476
  • Clifton Branch: 970-434-6936
  • Collbran Branch: 970-487-3545
  • De Beque Branch: 970-283-8625
  • Fruita Branch: 970-858-7703
  • Gateway Branch: (Please call the Fruita Branch at 970-858-7703.)
  • Orchard Mesa Branch: 970-243-0181
  • Palisade Branch: 970-464-7557

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