Gunnison County Libraries

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Gunnison County Libraries are open for in person services with a limited schedule. Hours have been further reduced through January 4, 2021.

  • Monday – Gunnison Public Library & Crested Butte Library: 10am to 6pm 
  • Tuesday –  Gunnison Public Library & Crested Butte Library: 10am to 6pm 
  • Wednesday – Gunnison Public Library & Crested Butte Library: 10am to 6pm 
  • Thursday – Gunnison Public Library & Crested Butte Library: 10am to 6pm 
  • Friday – Gunnison Public Library & Crested Butte Library: 10am to 6pm
  • Saturday & Sunday – Closed for cleaning and materials processing. 

If you would prefer to access the collection without coming into the libraries please call the library during open hours:

Gunnison Library: 970-641-3485 ext 2 

Crested Butte Library: 970-349-6535 

Pick-up service will only be available on the day you call.

Can I return my items?

Yes, please bring them to our bookdrops at the Gunnison or Crested Butte libraries. All remote bookdrops, Crested Butte South & Mt. Crested Butte, are available for returns.

Will I be able to print items, fax, and use the scanner? 

Printing, faxing, and scanning services are available at both libraries.

What are you doing to clean/disinfect library materials? 

All library materials will be quarantined for at least one week prior to being made available for checkout by another person. 

The American Library Association, in concert with the Northeast Document Conservation Center, are recommending a 72 hour quarantine for all library materials after they have been returned. Their 72 hour recommendation is based on this study by the New England Journal of Medicine on March 17, 2020 (

Our libraries are taking a very cautious approach and are committed to quarantining items for at least one week. 

What are you doing to keep library staff members and the public safe? 

We will be strictly adhering to the Center for Disease Controls guidelines for protecting people and cleaning spaces.

Can I come inside the library to use a computer, phone, fax machine, printer, or restroom?

Yes, we are limited to nine (9) people in the Gunnison Library and seven (7) people in the Crested Butte Library. You will be asked to wait outside if the library is at capacity. Restrooms are cleaned hourly in accordance with the public health order.

Will I be able to request items from other libraries or place holds on items? 

The statewide courier service is up and running for most libraries. We continue to experience some delays and not all collections at all libraries have been made available.

Am I able to make a purchase request? 

YES! We will be very open to helping fulfill people’s requests for specific titles. Please call the library during open hours to make a purchase request. 

What if I don’t have my library card or know the card number?

The library will be able to look up your account by name. We will ask for additional information, such as your address, to verify your identity.

Can I donate books and other items to the libraries now? 

NO, please do not donate books or other materials at this time.  

Will I need to pay my library fines or pay for other services? 

No. In order to help ensure the safety of staff, our libraries will not be accepting money at this time. We will be working with people to allow their use of the library for free. 

Will I be able to access the libraries’ WiFi connections?

The libraries’ WiFi connections will continue to be available. Social distancing guidelines will be required on all library property.


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