Updated 5-10-21

2725 Mall Drive Exterior

We are now open at 2725 Mall Drive.

The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library is now open at its temporary location, 2725 Mall Drive, Eau Claire (map). What’s more, the library has reinstated most of its normal services (with special safety modifications), including walk-in visits. We’re excited to reopen at the temporary facility as construction crews begin major expansion and renovation work at the library’s downtown location. We’re also excited to offer the most complete level of services we’ve been able to safely provide since pandemic-related restrictions began.

Materials Pickup

You may now pick up your reserved library materials. Once you receive a notification that your items are ready, simply visit the library, enter the building, and retrieve them from the on-hold selves. 

Hours

Based on community feedback and staffing, the library will be open at the following times.

Monday: 4–8 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday: 4–8 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

Parking

Ample parking is available in the large lot directly outside the library entrance. Bike racks are also available. See parking map.

Safety Guidelines

If the library has reached its maximum safety capacity, you may wait outside until others leave. Customers are encouraged to keep their visits as brief as possible.

Face coverings are required per the City of Eau Claire’s Ordinance No. 7407.* (Masks are available near the entrance.) Customers are asked to maintain six feet of social distancing.

Contact Info

You can contact the library for account and/or reference inquiries. See our contact page for information on contacting library staff via phone, email, and chat.  


*Executive Order #82 states, “‘Face Covering shall mean a piece of cloth or other material that is worn to cover the nose and mouth completely. A ‘face covering’ includes but is not limited to a bandana, a cloth face mask, a disposable paper mask, a neck gaiter, or a religious face covering. A ‘Face Covering’ does not include face shields, mesh masks, masks with holes or openings, or mask with vents.”

Updated 5-3-21

Contact and reference services are now available.

You can now contact the library for account and/or reference inquiries. See our contact page for information on contacting library staff via phone, email, and chat.  

The library is currently closed—and all in-person services are paused—as we set up our temporary facility at 2725 Mall Drive in preparation for our construction/expansion project. Digital services remain available.