All Library Branches to Close

Ensuring your health and safety is a top priority for us. Out of an abundance of caution, all Colusa County Free Library locations will be closed, starting March 20, 2020 at 5:00 pm in response to public health concerns around Covid-19. We will continue to monitor the situation, and work closely with County officials to determine when we will be able to reopen.

During this time all book drops will also be closed. Any library items that have been checked out have had their due date extended to May 6, 2020; no late fees will be charged during this time. Please check your library account to obtain your new due date.

While the libraries will be closed to the public, we will continue to have the WiFi on, so that should you need to access the internet with your personal devices, you may do so from your car.

We encourage you to use our digital library resources, which will continue to be available at any time to all library patrons. On our eLibrary you will find links to several databases that offer eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, journals and access to the New York Times newspaper. If you don’t have a card yet, we will be accepting card applications over the phone, which will grant instant access to our digital resources.

During the closure, we will be answering reference questions and available by phone, 530/458-7671, should you need assistance.

For questions related to the County’s response to Covid-19, please visit: 

Colusa County Department of Public Health 
California Department of Public Health
State of California Guidelines

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.


Asegurando su salud y seguridad es la más alta prioridad para nosotros. De una abundancia de precaución, todas las bibliotecas gratis del condado de Colusa serán cerradas, empezando el 20 de Marzo de 2020 a las 5:00 PM en respuesta a la preocupación de la salud pública relacionada al COVID-19. Continuaremos a supervisar la situación, y trabajaremos en estrecha con los funcionarios del condado para determinar cuándo volveremos a reabrir.

Durante este tiempo, todos los buzones para devolver libros también serán cerrados. Hemos extendido la fecha de vencimiento de artículos prestados de la biblioteca para el 6 de Mayo de 2020; durante este tiempo no se cobrará un cargo por mora.  Por favor revise su cuenta de biblioteca para obtener su nueva fecha de vencimiento.

Mientras que las bibliotecas estén cerradas al público, continuaremos a tener nuestro wifi aprendido por si necesitan acceder el internet, puedan accederlo con sus aparatos personales desde su automóvil.  

Les animamos a utilizar los recursos electrónicos de la biblioteca, que continuarán a ser disponibles para todos nuestros clientes.  En la biblioteca electrónica encontrará enlaces a bases de datos que ofrecen libros electrónicos, audiolibros, revistas electrónicas, revistas académicas y acceso al periódico The New York Times. Si no tiene una carta para la biblioteca, aceptaremos solicitudes para cartas por el teléfono, que les dará acceso instantáneo a nuestros recursos digitales. 

Durante el cierre de la biblioteca, estaremos respondiendo preguntas de referencia y estamos disponibles por teléfono, a 530/458-7671, por si necesita asistencia.

Para preguntas relacionadas a la respuesta del condado por el COVID-19, por favor visité el departamento de salud pública del condado de Colusa.

Le agradecemos su paciencia y comprensión durante este tiempo.

Census 2020 @ Your Local Library

The 2020 Census is happening now.  You can respond online, by phone, or by mail.  All seven of the Colusa County Free Library Branches have a Census Kiosk that is free to use, and takes only 5-10 minutes to complete.  You can also click here to complete the Census online through your phone, tablet, or computer.  Your response matters!  Health clinics.  Fire departments.  Schools.  Even roads and highways.  The census can shape many different aspects of your community.  Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year.  The results determine how many seats in Congress each state gets.  It’s mandated by the U.S. Constitution in Article 1, Section 2:  The U.S. has counted its population every 10 years since 1790.
Census Timeline
March 12-20: Homes will receive official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond.
April 1: When you respond to the census, you’ll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020.

New York Times

The California State Library is pleased to offer the New York Times online to California public libraries! This offer features direct access to from 1851 to right now, including:

The State Library is supporting this resource for California public libraries for at least the next 18 months. You can sign up using the link above and a current email address. Registration is required, but is very simple. Enjoy!

Career Online High School

Colusa County Free Library’s Career Online High School (COHS) offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online.

The Library’s pilot program provides a limited number of free enrollments to qualified adult learners who are looking to advance their careers, prepare for workforce entry or continue their education. Career Online High School through the Colusa County Free Library is open to all eligible County residents.

Applicants who successfully complete an online self-assessment and prerequisite course, followed by an in-person interview, will be considered for enrollment.

Once enrolled, COHS pairs each student with an online academic coach, who provides the student with an individual career path, offers ongoing guidance, evaluates performance and connects the student with the resources needed to master the courses. Students will be given up to 18 months to complete the program.

If you are interested in the program, please contact Literacy Coordinator, Alissa Maas at 530/458-0373 or County Librarian, Stacey Zwald Costello at 530/458-0372.

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