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Bettendorf Public Library - Services and Facility Update 

Update 3/27/2020

Based on administrative decision and recommendations of the regional QC COVID-19 Coalition, the library closure will be extended until April 7, 2020. 

Update 3/26/2020

After careful consideration and monitoring of the COVID-19 virus, Bettendorf Public Library will temporarily suspend automated book return services effective March 26, 2020, until the library reopens to the public.  Patrons are asked to hold on to library materials during this period.  As a reminder, due dates on library materials have been extended until May 18, 2020. 

The Library’s extensive catalog of digital resources is available to the community to access and enjoy; offering e-books, digital magazines and music downloads, audiobooks, and online research and learning tools, for patrons of all ages through the Library’s website at www.bettendorflibrary.com. Patrons who do not currently have a library card can register for a card online through the library website for immediate access to online resources.  

Library staff continue to monitor email communications via info@bettendorflibrary.com for online reference assistance.  Staff is available to provide general information assistance by phone at 563-344-4175. Updates on library services will be available on the library and city websites, and the Library’s Facebook page. Thank you.

Update 3/23/2020
Effective at 5:00 p.m., March 23, 2020, lending and delivery of physical materials at the Bettendorf Public Library, including the ability to place or pick-up library reserves at the library facility will be suspended until further notice.

Bettendorf Public Library card holders can access a wide selection of digital online resources remotely, and at any time, including eBooks, eMagazines, eAudiobooks, and more at http://www.bettendorflibrary.com.

City and library social media outlets and websites will provide up-to-date information on continuing availability of services. Please check these resources for regular updates.​ Reference and on-site assistance with online resources is available by email at info@bettendorflibrary.com or phone @ 563-344-4175.

To assist library users during the recent unprecedented closure of area libraries, Bettendorf Public Library and Rivershare Consortium libraries will extend due dates on all items to May 18, 2020. 

Update 3/16/2020
The City of Bettendorf is closely monitoring the ramifications of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In order to evaluate our community’s health condition, the City has joined the Quad Cities COVID-19 Coalition. The Coalition, which is made up of area health, business, government and emergency management officials, is meeting regularly to review the most current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and state and local authorities in order to make proactive adjustments to our preparedness and response plan. (City's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Message, 3/13/2020)

At the Bettendorf Public Library we value our role as a community resource serving as a gateway to life-long learning, offering a diverse spectrum of innovative services, materials, and programming. During the coming days, library and city staff will continue to work toward providing as many services as possible while observing health and safety recommendations of local authorities.

Based on administrative decision and recommendations of the regional QC COVID-19 Coalition, the library will be closed to the public effective March 16, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. through March 31, 2020. All public library programs, meeting room reservations, outreach, and offsite services will be temporarily suspended for the duration of the closure.

At this time, the Library's pick-up window will be open Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. for pick up of system holds and material returns. Library staff will be available during these hours for reference assistance by phone at 563-344-4175 or email at info@bettendorflibrary.com. Reserves on Bettendorf materials can be placed by patrons directly through the online catalog, or with staff assistance by phone or email. Please continue to refer to follow the Library's social media outlets and website for future updates.

The library offers a wide selection of digital materials that can be accessed remotely, online and at any time, including eBooks, eMagazines, eAudiobooks, and more @ www.bettendorflibrary.com/digital-content.


Sincerely,

BPL Staff