Mesa County Libraries Reopen This Week

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MESA COUNTY, Colo.- There’s no reading between the lines here, the library is open. Although most programs have gone virtual, the space still has purpose even for the rare visitors.

“I don’t come super often to the library but I like to read, and so, I like to come and kind of browse and I say it’s essential,” Liz Salmeron expresses, “I’ve been doing curbside pickup but it’s not the same as coming and looking at all the books, reading the backs of them, and really figuring out what I want.”

The people we spoke with say it’s great to have the library open again. They can enjoy books, shop online for great prices and even use a printer.

“I use this app called Poshmark and print the shipping labels and stuff.” Victoria Sanders shares, “It’s easier so I don’t have to buy a printer at home or worry about not having to print stuff off. It was nice with the curbside pickup stuff but it’s just, kinda of, easier for me to do it in person and do stuff in my own way, and just be able to get away from home for a little bit, sit here and just do my thing.”

The pandemic is still here so masks are required while inside the library.

Here are the operating hours for each branch:


Central Library, 443 N. 6th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501


Mon -Thurs: 9am – 8pm

Friday: 9am – 6pm

Saturday: 9am – 5pm

Sunday: Closed

Clifton Branch, 590 32 Road, #6F (Mesa Pointe Shopping Center), Clifton, CO 81520


Monday: 9am-6pm

Tuesday: 9am-8pm

Wed – Fri: 9am-6pm

Saturday: 9am-4pm


Collbran Branch, 111 Main Street, Collbran, CO 81624


Tues, Thurs and Friday: 9am – 1pm & 2pm – 6pm

Saturday: 9am – 1pm

Closed Sun, Mon and Wed

De Beque Branch, 730 Minter Avenue, De Beque, CO 81630


Sun-Thurs: Closed

Friday: 9am – 1pm & 2pm – 6pm

Saturday: 9am – 1pm


Fruita Branch, 324 N. Coulson Street, Fruita, CO 81521


Mon – Thurs: 9am – 7pm

Friday: 9am – 6pm

Saturday: 9am – 4pm

Gateway Branch, 42700 Highway 141, Gateway, CO 81522


Closed until further notice. For books by mail, please contact the Fruita Branch at 970-858-7703.

Orchard Mesa Branch, 230 Lynwood Street, Grand Junction, CO 81503


Tues-Friday: 9am – 6pm

Saturday: 9am – 4pm

Closed Sunday and Monday


Palisade Branch, 119 W. 3rd Street, Palisade, CO 81526


Tues-Fri: 9am – 1pm & 2pm – 6pm

Saturday: 9am – 4pm

Closed Sunday and Monday

970West Studio, 5th and Ouray, Grand Junction, CO  81501


Closed to the public until further notice

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