Welcome Back! Now open with social distancing in place.

Access may be limited if our buildings reach capacity.

From the Director's Desk

It’s good to be back! When the decision was made on March 16th to close the doors of the Library District due to the COVID-19 health emergency, I would not have guessed that the doors would remain shut for 6 weeks. I want to thank all of our community members for their incredible patience during this time. I hope that you missed the opportunity to come to the library. We certainly missed the chance to welcome you into our facilities and to help you find the information and resources you need. The staff members of the Aurora Public Library District truly enjoy interacting with you every day. We think of ourselves as people lovers as much as we are book lovers.

We are opening the library buildings and restarting our services in stages as we comply with Governor Holcomb’s “Back on Track” phased reopening for Indiana. On May 7th, we began offering a curbside pickup service. You can place orders for books, magazines, or other library materials through the online catalog or by phone (812-926-0646). We’ll pull all the items together and bring them to your car when you arrive at the library. 

Beginning on Monday, May 18th, you can once again come into the library to choose your items. However, because of the need for social distancing, we will be monitoring the number of people in the building. At times, we may need to ask you wait before entering the building. We’ll also be asking you to choose your items and then exit the building, rather than using the library rooms as places to gather or sit for extended periods.

Throughout the coming weeks, we’ll be complying with all state and local directives concerning the health emergency. As soon as possible, we are hoping to get back to full services, including being able to offer public programs. You can find more information about the safety precautions we have put into place on the library blog.

Peggy Dean, Director