To minimize the spread of COVID-19, the City will be reducing service levels to essential services only. All City Hall offices are closed, except the main customer service counter (which is open Monday-Friday from 9AM-3PM), Development Services, and the Permit Counter which is also open Monday-Friday from 9AM-3PM. See the Essential Services guide under the News Section for more details.

COVID-19 and the Lincoln Public Library


Your Health and Safety Is Our Priority

Based on the recommendations issued by the State of California and Placer County's Public Health officer related to aggressive social distancing to help curtail further spread of COVID-19 in our community, the Lincoln Public Library is closed in March 2020. We are excited to announce that we will be reopening under a "Grab and Go" model on October 12th. Please see below for more information. 

For our interim policies regarding renewals, returns, holds and other account-related inquiries, please visit our Library Closure: Frequently Asked Questions.



"Grab and Go" at the Library, beginning October 12!

We are excited to share that the Lincoln Public Library will be reopening for “Grab and Go” services on Monday, October 12th. “Grab and Go” is designed to let you make short, safe visits to the library to access library materials and use library computers.

Beginning on October 12th, you are welcome to come into the library and browse the collection, check out items, pick up your holds, and make computer reservations. For the moment, we will continue to offer our curbside service for our patrons who are at high risk for COVID-19 complications and feel safer not entering the building.

Please note that face coverings are required at all times within the library, and that the number of patrons allowed in the library at any one time will be limited. Due to capacity limits, we are also requesting all patrons keep their visits to one hour or less. We appreciate your cooperation with our new processes and procedures, which exist to keep everyone safe.

Indoor Library Services

The library will be open limited hours, from 12-4:30 PM Monday-Wednesday and Saturday.

Face coverings are required at all times within the building. Unable to wear a face mask? Please use our Curbside Pickup service.

Services available:

  • Get a library card.
  • Browse and check out books.
  • Pickup and check out holds.
  • Computer use for fifty minutes per day – Go here to learn more about computer use and reserve a computer.  

Services unavailable:

  • Meeting and study rooms.
  • Programs and events. 

Curbside Pickup Information

We will continue to offer Curbside Pickup. Once we open on October 12, we ask that you only use our Curbside Service if you are unable to wear a face covering, or if you are in a high-risk group. This will ensure that everyone who needs the service will have access to it.

Please review our Curbside procedure here.

Safety Procedures in Place

  • Face coverings are required within the building at all times.
  • The number of library patrons in the building at one time will be limited.
  • High-touch surfaces are cleaned regularly.
  • Computers are cleaned between users.
  • Plexiglass partitions are installed at the front service desk.
  • Returned items are quarantined for up to seven days.



Library Access From Home

While our physical location may be closed, there are many ways that you can still enjoy the library from home.

Curbside Pickup


Borrow items from our collection without entering the library through our Curbside Pickup program

Need a library card?

California residents over the age of 13 may register for a library card here. We are in the process of updating all of our digital resources to ensure that immediately after registering, you have access to our digital collections. 

If you would like to borrow physical materials from the library, please make an appointment to have your ID and address verified at after you have completed the online registration. 

E-Books, E-Audiobooks, Movies & More

The Lincoln Public Library offers a variety of digital materials that you can enjoy at home. For details on the differences between these services, please see our flyer. 

Online Learning

For databases and other online learning resources, click here. We also have handy guides for our best resources for students and job seekers

Virtual Programs & Events

For online story time, join our Facebook group: Storytime with the Lincoln Public Library

We also host online book clubs during the closure; for the latest information, visit our Facebook page

Stay tuned for more updates on Summer Reading! 


Stay Informed & Get Assistance


Need reliable information on COVID-19, or need help finding resources like food banks, job seeking assistance, and more? Visit our Lincoln Cares portal.