Library Status

After modifying their services in 2020 to slow the spread of COVID-19, libraries across Cochise County are reopening and expanding in-person services. The approach to reopening varies by community, and the table below provides information about each library's current status.

For current information about the COVID-19 response in Cochise County, please visit the Cochise County Coronavirus Response Hub.  You will find additional resources here

Library ebooks, digital audiobooks, and other digital materials are available 24/7, even when the libraries are closed. 

Library Status Services offered
Benson Public Library Open The Benson Public Library is open 10 am - 6 pm, Monday through Thursday, and 10 am to 5 pm on Fridays.

Please call the library at 586-9535 with any questions.
Bisbee's Copper Queen Library Open/Limited As of Monday, May 17, the Main Library has returned to its regular business hours (12-7 pm on Monday and Tuesday, 10 am - 5 pm Wednesday through Friday, and 10 am - 2 pm Saturday), and is offering modified services without requiring appointments.

Curbside service remains available for those who want it, and Friday curbside service will continue to be offered at the San Jose Annex. Read more about the service changes here.

Douglas Public Library Open As of Monday, May 24, Douglas Public Library is open to the public without requiring appointments. The library has also expanded its business hours, and is open Monday through Thursday, 10 am - 6 pm, and Friday 10 am - 5 pm.

Please note that a mask is required for everyone entering the library.


Curbside Pick-Up Service remains available at the library’s front entrance on 10th St., Monday – Friday, 11 am – 4 pm.

Huachuca City Public Library Open As of Tuesday, May 18, the library is returning to its regular service hours: 9 am - 5 pm Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 am - 6 pm Thursday and Friday, and 10 am - 5 pm Saturday.

Patrons entering the library are encouraged to wear masks, sanitize their hands, and practice social distancing.


Curbside service will still be available for patrons who wish to continue using it.

Wifi access is available from the library parking lot, 24/7, and ebooks and digital materials are always available.
Sierra Vista Public Library Open The library building is open from 10 am – 7 pm Monday through Thursday, 10 am – 4 pm on Friday, and 10 am – 2 pm on Saturday.

Curbside checkout service is also available. For curbside checkout, please place holds using the library catalog. You will receive a notice when your items are ready for pickup. When you go to pick them up, call library staff at 520-515-4900 for assistance.

The café inside the library lobby remains open for to-go orders 10 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday.

Library visitors are encouraged to follow CDC recommendations.

Please look for updates here and on the library's Facebook page.
Tombstone City Library Open The library is open from 8 am to 2 pm.
Willcox's Elsie. S. Hogan Community Library Open/Limited The library is working toward a phased reopening. Computer access and circulation services are available on a limited basis, 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Visitors are encouraged to wear a mask.

Curbside pickup of library materials is available between 10 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. To arrange for curbside pickup, or find out about other library services, please call library staff at 520-766-4250.
(CCLD) Bowie's Jimmie Libhart Library Open/Limited The Bowie Library is open for browsing and computer use on a limited basis. No more than two visitors may be inside the library at one time. Masks are required, and library users are asked to keep their visits brief.

The library continues to offer a range of services outside the building, including curbside pickup for library materials and copy/fax service.

Library wi-fi is available outside the building from 6 am to 8 pm daily, and the library has laptops available for outside use, by appointment. Library ebooks and digital materials are available 24/7.

If you have questions, please call 520-847-2522 or email rbergquist@cochise.az.gov.

(CCLD) Elfrida Library Open/Limited The library is currently offering grab-and-go browsing and computer access. No more than two visitors (or two households) are admitted at a time, with a time limit of 45 minutes, and masks are required.

The library is still offering a range of services outside the building, including curbside pickup for library materials and copy/fax service. If you need computer access but prefer to remain outside, laptops are available to use outside the building by appointment. Library wifi is available from 6 am to 8 pm daily.

If you have questions, please call 520-642-1744.

(CCLD) Portal's Myrtle Kraft Library Open/Limited The library currently offers computer access and grab-and-go browsing. Access is limited to two visitors at a time, and face masks are recommended. Browsing may last up to 20 minutes, and computer use up to 45 minutes.

The library continues to offer a wide range of services outside the building, including curbside pickup for library materials, mobile printing, and copy/fax service.

Library wi-fi is available outside the building from 6 am to 8 pm daily, and the library has laptops available for outside use. Library ebooks and digital materials are available 24/7.

Please contact the library (ktalbot@cochise.az.gov / 520-558-2468) if you have questions or wish to make an appointment.
(CCLD) Sunizona's Alice Woods Library Open/Limited The library is offering computer use by appointment on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. One visitor will be admitted at a time, for a maximum of 45 minutes, and masks are required. Additional services are available outside the library building.

Library books and other items are available for curbside pickup service, and copy/fax service is available. (Look for details on the Curbside Pickup page.) Library wi-fi is available from the parking area from 7 am to 7 pm daily, and laptops are available to use on the library grounds, by appointment.

If you have questions, or want to reserve a time to use a computer, call 520-824-3145 or email mbakergierlach@cochise.az.gov.
(CCLD) Sunsites Community Library Open/Limited The Sunsites Community Library is currently offering pop-in browsing and computer access during business hours. Appointments are not necessary, but masks are required, and only two visitors (or households) may be inside the the library at a time.

Curbside pickup service is still available for anyone who prefers not to come in, and copy/fax services are still offered curbside-only.

Ebooks and other digital materials are available 24/7, and library wi-fi is available outside the building from 6 am to 8 pm daily. If you have questions, please call 520-826-3866 or email sunsitescurbside@gmail.com.

This page was last updated June 10, 2021, at 5 pm.