NCW Libraries will reopen to the public starting Nov. 2

NCW - Customers will be able to browse the shelves, access computer stations, read the newspaper, or pick up a DVD.
The library district initially planned to open its libraries in Grant, Okanogan and Ferry counties, which were all in Phase 2 or 3 of the governor’s reopening plan. But after Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday, Oct. 13 that Chelan and Douglas counties were being moved to Phase 2, the libraries in those counties could open as well.
Several safety measures will be in place. Customers will be required to wear a mask, practice social distancing, and limit their visit to around 30 minutes. In accordance with state mandated guidelines, libraries in Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan counties will have a 25% occupancy limit and libraries in Ferry County will operate at 50% of regular occupancy.
NCW Libraries will continue to offer a wide variety of programs and author events online at For patrons who prefer minimal contact service, Curbside Pickup will continue to be offered at all branches.


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