In response to the efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, the Pelican Rapids Public closed on March 18, until further notice.   

While this is a very painful decision to make, we are confident that it is the correct action take, said  Annie Wrigg, Pelican Rapids library manager. 

The Fergus Falls Public Library also closed, beginning March 16.   

The Pelican Rapids Public Library has canceled all library events and meeting room use until further notice.

The library staff will be available by phone and email to answer reference questions, renew materials, place holds, and provide instruction on using online resources Mondays-Thursdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m and Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon.  

Staff is  developing a process for curbside pick-up of library materials which should be available by March 24th.  There will be no late fees charged during this time.  Library items can be returned in the outside book drops.

If you are in need of Internet connectivity, the library’s WiFi service is excellent and can be accessed from the parking lot.  

Minnesota Education Commissioner Ricker will be having a conversation about how libraries can help students and their families adapt to distance learning.  The Pelican staff is planning  to serve in this capacity. 

 Please do not hesitate to contact the library staff at 218-863-7055 or