Library temporarily closed until September 21st

The library will be temporarily closed until September 21st.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  

The Abilene Public Library closed on Friday, September 11th due to a Covid-19 exposure. The library building was cleaned and disinfected on Saturday evening. The Dickinson County Health Department has authorized that the library may reopen. Any close contacts have been notified to quarantine.

The library will be doing lobby pickup for materials and accepting returns in the book drop 9/16/2020 through 9/19/2020. We will resume services and public access on Monday, September 21st.

Please contact Library Director Wendy Moulton for any questions related to this incident. Contact the library at 785-263-3082. 

Voter Registration Day

Voter Registration Day is September 22.  If you are not registered to vote, stop by the library in the Teens & Technology Department on that day to register, or register online here:

Youth Activities

Check out the fall semester activities for youth under the Children and Teen Services tab.  There is something for every age group.

Library Services

Guidelines for Using the Abilene Public Library

1) Face coverings are required for anyone over 3 years old. Please help us protect the library staff and our community.  We have masks available for you, if you forgot yours.

2) Patrons will be limited to 30 minute visits including computer use time. Only 2 computers will be available for use at one time.

3) A maximum of 10 people will be allowed in the Adult and Teen
areas of the library  (floors 1&3) and 5 people (or 2 families) will be allowed in the Youth Department (lower level) at one time. The 2nd floor remains closed except for official meetings.

4) All materials that are touched by patrons while browsing need to be put in designated bins for sanitation.

5) Returns will be accepted in the outside book drop only and will be
quarantined for 72 hours.

6) We are NOT taking donations until further notice.

7) Public Restrooms and drinking fountains will NOT be open at this time.

Library to Go Pick Up Services will continue

If you would rather not come in, please call or message us with your requests, and we’ll have them ready for you at the door. 

The time period between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Monday-Friday is reserved for high-risk patrons.


Please Social Distance.  Hand sanitizer will be readily available.


Services such as copying and faxing may take longer to allow for staff safety measures.


If you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath, or any other possible COVID-19 symptoms please  do not enter the library