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Posted on: March 18, 2020

[ARCHIVED] West Fargo Public Library shuts down book return boxes and vending machines during COVID-19 crisis

Book returns and vending machines now closed

During the West Fargo Public Library’s closure due to the COVID-19 outbreak, book returns and vending machines are also closed, however abundant digital and virtual services are available.  

At this time, book drops should not be used to return borrowed materials. Patrons are encouraged to hold on to their materials until the library or book drop services reopen. At this time, all hold and due dates are extended until at least April 13, 2020.  

The West Fargo Public Library e-card program remains available. E-cards allow those who do not have a library card to gain access to digital books and media, research databases, online learning opportunities and more. 

“While the library is closed, an e-card is a great option for those who don’t have a library card and want to use online resources that require a log in,” Carissa Hansen, library director said.    

Patrons with questions can email West Fargo Public Library staff at or via Facebook message. 

The West Fargo Public Library continues to working closely with fellow City of West Fargo departments to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19 and to devise plans for response that are in the best interest of public safety, while continuing to provide public services.  

The West Fargo Public Library encourages patrons to join the library and fellow City of West Fargo departments in following the guidelines of Fargo Cass Public HealthNorth Dakota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at this time. The West Fargo Public Library will continue to share updates regarding its response to COVID-19 and any operational changes on FacebookTwitter and

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