Starting tomorrow, March 14, the Springfield Public Library and Springfield Museum will temporarily be closed to the community through March 31. The City of Springfield has decided to close the Springfield Public Library to help reduce risk and slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon.

Community members may keep their library materials through this closure. There will be no extended use fees charged during this time.

Community members may continue to access all online Library resources at and call the library from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

This decision to temporarily close the Library and Museum follows the Oregon Governor’s Office announced statewide closure of schools and the City’s commitment to implementing social distancing measures. The Springfield Public Library is centralized, and popular, community hub making it difficult to ensure proper social distancing measures at all times.

As previously reported, immediate event suspensions include the Friends of the Springfield Library Book Sale scheduled for March 13 and 14 at City Hall, and the El día de los niños/El día de los libros—Children’s Day/Book Day celebration on April 25.

Event/meeting information will be kept current on the City’s Calendar and the Library’s Calendar. Future updates will also be provided on the City’s website and social media sites.