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MAY 19, 2020
Jackson County Library Services
Kari May, JCLS Director
At a special Board meeting on April 23, the Jackson County Library District Board of Directors approved a staged plan for reopening library services for JCLS. The plan includes deliberate steps that staff will take to gradually introduce more services to our communities. We are pleased to be able to move to the next stage in our plan, which enables us to provide computer services by appointment at our Medford, Ashland, Eagle Point, and Rogue River branches. Learn how to schedule a reservation to use a computer below.

During this phase, we will continue to provide front door service hours at all branches so you can pick up items on hold. We also offer engaging virtual programs and expanded digital content you can stream, download, and borrow from home.

Staff is working hard to put the proper safety measures in place to continue toward the next stage in our plan, including re-configuring public spaces, adding self-service stations, and preparing to welcome our patrons back into our buildings in a way that is safe for everyone.

I want to thank everyone, staff and public, for your ongoing patience and support as we continue to provide library services in innovative ways in response to COVID-19. We are working diligently to return to more regular services while keeping your health and safety at the forefront. Our target is to reopen our buildings for limited services as early as June 8, if response to Phase 1 in Jackson County goes well.

Sincerely,

Kari May, Library Director

Schedule a Computer Use Appointment

JCLS is now scheduling reservations for independent, single-person computer access. Appointments are limited to 45 minutes and include 10 free printed pages. For safety reasons, there is no technology assistance available from library staff during these sessions. Computers are spaced for social distancing, and all surfaces will be disinfected by staff after each use. Staff are wearing masks, and we encourage patrons to do so as well. If you are ill on the day of your appointment, please cancel and wait to reschedule when you have recovered.​

Call 541-494-3280 for an appointment (limit 1 appointment per person, per week).

Local Resource Quick Reference Guide

Computer User
If you or someone you know needs assistance filing for unemployment, looking for a job, completing the Census, or connecting to local area resources and assistance programs please check out and share our resource list, located here.

Online Programs

Guild Lecture: "The Lost Places, People, and Stories of the Rogue"
Wednesday, May 20 at 2:00 p.m.
The Rogue River Valley is rich in history and much of that is being forgotten. Dennis Ellingson, the author of The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake will share his research on the intriguing lost history of the Rogue Valley.
Three Hours in Paris
Author Talk: Cara Black on Tour With Three Hours in Paris
Friday, May 29 at 1:00 p.m.

Cara Black, New York Times bestselling author of the Aimée Leduc investigations, reimagines history in her masterful spy thriller, Three Hours in Paris. Her heroine is a Southern Oregon woman!

Digital Resources

NEW! Access Consumer Reports
Use Flipster to get instant access to Consumer Reports, Consumer Reports Buying Guide, and other popular magazines like Better Homes & Gardens, The Atlantic, Discover, Boys' Life, Martha Stewart Living, Highlights, and Wired. 
Start Reading
Creative Bug Sketchbook Explorations
NEW! CreativeBug
You're more creative than you think. Experience the joy of making with thousands of award-winning video classes taught by top designers and artists. Explore classes in art, sewing, quilting, paper, knitting, crochet, food, and jewelry.
Start Creating
Download e-Books & Audiobooks
Access audiobookse-Books, and special collections for kids and teens online with your JCLS library card through Library2go.
Start Browsing
Mango Languages
Learn a Language
Learn Spanish, French, Greek, Irish, Russian, Farsi, Hebrew, Arabic, and more with Mango Languages, available online or via the app. To begin, create a user account tied to your JCLS Library Card. Then, use your log-in to sign into Mango Languages directly or via the app.
Start Learning

Storytime Online

JCLS brings the joy of stories and rhymes to our youngest patrons with each episode of storytime online.
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