Library Closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
The library will be closed Monday, January 17 to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Employees will be participating in development sessions throughout the day. The library will resume its normal hours on Tuesday, January 18.
11 a.m. | Services have been restored.
Service Interruption Just a quick note to let you know that, due to a brief power outage, the MORE Catalog for browsing and reserving library materials is temporarily unavailable for our region. (This affects all related services and all libraries in the IFLS system.)
Library Closing Early Due to Severe Weather
Due to forecasted severe weather, the library (2725 Mall Drive) will close early today at 4 p.m., Friday, December 10. The library is expected to resume regular hours tomorrow, Saturday, December 11. All digital library resources will continue to be available from the library’s website. Customers with Internet access can download or stream e-books, audiobooks, music, videos, and more by visiting the library’s digital media page, www.ecpubliclibrary.info/digital.
Get On the Bus! (To the Library)
Eau Claire Transit now stops right at the library’s temporary location (2725 Mall Drive). This stop will be serviced by the Number 6 Bus (Putnam Heights and Mall). You can expect the bus 25 minutes after the hour, every hour, when the Number 6 Bus is in service.
More from Eau Claire Transit: www.eauclairewi.gov/government/our-divisions/transit
Library Service Interruption on Monday, September 20
The L.E. Phillips Memorial Library in Eau Claire will have a brief interruption of services on the afternoon of Monday, September 20 for a system-wide software update. The catalog, self-checkout stations, and other services that require a library card number to sign in, like Libby, Overdrive, and Ancestry, may be unavailable. The interruption is scheduled to take place in the early afternoon and should last about an hour. The library building (2725 Mall Drive, Eau Claire) will remain open as usual.
We’ve Extended Our Hours!
The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library has extended its hours of operation as of Wednesday, September 8.
9 a.m.–8 p.m.
9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Library leadership is extending open hours in response to your feedback, creating a simpler schedule for customers to remember. The new schedule will increase open hours to 62 per week—nearly doubling the library’s summer hours. The change also adds a significant number of evening hours. As usual, no appointments are necessary.
Library Closed September 6 and 7
The library will be closed Monday, September 6 in observance of Labor Day, and Tuesday, September 7 for a system-wide software update (details below).
Many services will be paused on September 7. The library catalog and other services that require a library card number to sign in, such as Libby, Overdrive, and Ancestry, may be unavailable September 7 as the entire IFLS network undergoes an upgrade. No holds will expire and nothing will be due during the closure.
Pssst! The library will reopen on Wednesday, September 8. On that day, we’ll announce updated hours of operation based on community feedback.
Updated Mask Guidance
Per guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Eau Claire City-County Health Department, everyone age 2 and older is expected to wear a mask in public indoor settings—including the library—even if they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19. This is due in part to our area’s high COVID infection rate.
Library Closed July 5 for Independence Day
The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire will be closed Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day. Normal hours will resume Tuesday, July 6.
For information, stop at Information & Reference on your next visit to the library (2725 Mall Drive, Eau Claire), call 715-839-5004, or email the library at firstname.lastname@example.org. More contact options.
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 safety modifications), including appointment-free 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.
Customers may visit the library to browse materials, use computers (1-hour guarantee), and access other services during open hours. No appointments are necessary.
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. You will need to bring your library card and check out your materials.
Ample parking is available in the large lot directly outside the library entrance. Bike racks are also available. See parking map.
Customers are encouraged to keep their visits as brief as possible. Face coverings are strongly encouraged. Customers are asked to maintain six feet of social distancing.
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.