The Lewis and Clark Library system announced on Oct. 27 that the Augusta and Lincoln branches of the library will be closed to the public until further notice. “We will be closely monitoring the situation in these communities and will reopen the branches as soon as we deem it safe to do so,” said public information officer Patricia Spencer.

During this time, staff will be available during regular branch hours to assist with curbside pickup, telephone and email reference questions and holds. The libraries will still make laptop computers and WiFi hotspots available for checkout, and many library materials are available digitally through the website www.lclibrary.org.

Regular hours at the Augusta branch are Sunday, 1-5 p.m.; Monday, 3-7 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Augusta branch can be reached at 406-562-3348 or by email at hherring@lclibrary.org.

Regular hours at the Lincoln branch are Monday through Wednesday from 2-7 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The Lincoln branch can be reached at 406-326-4300 or by email at kradford@lclibrary.org.