The Lompoc Public Library System will close to the public on Monday, March 16, as a precautionary measure due to the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak.

In following orders from the governor’s office to implement social distancing and avoid large public gatherings, the Lompoc Library and Village Library will be closed through at least Sunday, April 5.

Although the city regrets having to close its libraries, it wants to support the health and wellness of the community.

In addition, Lompoc Library programs have been cancelled through at least April 5, with the exception of the Cover to Cover In-N-Out reading program.

The Lompoc Library will continue to answer reference and information questions at 805-875-8775. The phone number also has an active voicemail in case a call is missed. Book drops at both library branches will remain open and materials will not be due until April 6 when the libraries are expected to reopen.

The library reminds the community that library patrons can always access books, movies and music from home through Overdrive and Hoopla with the use of a library card.

As a reminder, Lompoc Recreation Division senior programming with the exception of the senior nutrition program has also been cancelled through March 27, and the Lompoc Aquatic Center will be closed until at least that date.

Information and resources on coronavirus are linked from the city’s website homepage at