Due to the rise in positive COVID-19 cases and increased hospitalizations in El Paso County over the past few weeks, the City of El Paso has temporarily suspended all in-person services being offered by city libraries out of an abundance of caution.

That means all curbside service will hit pause on that for now.

The seven library branch locations affected by the temporary cessation include Richard Burges, Esperanza Moreno, and Dorris Van Doren as well as Bookmobile curbside service at the Armijo, Clardy Fox, Sergio Troncoso, and Judge Marquez library branches.

In-person pick-up of materials as well as returns of borrowed items is suspended, too, so hold on to those library books for now.

Online resources such as access to downloadable books, music and movies is still available, according to a post on the library website.

Access to online databases and digital materials such as ebooks and e-audiobooks will require a library card. El Paso residents may apply for a temporary library card by clicking on THIS LINK.

If you have a card, but have forgotten or lost your number or just need your PIN, you are asked to contact the library using their Ask-a-Librarian online feature.