COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test

Library Joins Program to Distribute Free Rapid COVID-19 Tests

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The Prescott Nevada County library is set to distribute free rapid at-home COVID test kits in partnership with the Nevada County Health Unit. To make COVID-19 testing more available, Nevada County residents can pick up free, rapid at-home test kits at the Prescott Nevada County Library beginning Wednesday, January 12. The iHealth COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test kits will be available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. The tests can be performed at home and offer results in 15 minutes. Residents can receive a maximum of two test per person (each rapid kit has two tests).

People showing symptoms of COVID-19 should NOT come to the library distribution site and should contact their health care provider or make an appointment for a PCR test at a location providing testing throughout the community.

The library will distribute kits from 11:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. No library card is required to receive a test kit. You will need to bring proof of residency, such as a driver’s license, ID and/or a current bill that shows your address. Masks are required in the library building – including when picking up a test.

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The Prescott Nevada County Library has just been informed that another shipment of the COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test has been made available for us to distribute.

The test will be made available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last.

The library will begin distribution at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 14th and Saturday, January 15th at 11:30 a.m.




The Prescott Nevada County Library is making its computers available for essential use.

Essential use includes educational and work-related business, faxing, printing and copying.

Computers are available on a first come, first served basis and due to restrictions and social distancing, a limited number of computers are available.

Computer use is limited to 45 minutes. Keep in mind that visitors will have to abide by current health practices and mandates, including the wearing of masks.

Staff will only be able to offer limited help during computer use, due to health guidelines.

All patrons must have a LIBRARY CARD to access the computers.


Library staff

  • Library patrons may receive black & white and color copies; fax, print black & white printouts, and scan from our scan station (please bring your own flash drive to save your scans).


  • Computers are shut down 30 minutes prior to closing.
  • 14 computers available for Adults and children age 16 and up.
  • 1  children computers available in the for ages up to 12.

Printing from computers

  • Printing is available from all public computers at a cost of $.25 per page. Color copies are available at the Circulation desk at a cost of $.50 per page.  The first 2 pages of reference material printed from the Internet for school projects (K – 12) are free and all additional pages cost $.10 each.


  • Available throughout the library building.

FAX Machine

  • The library has a fax machine available for use to the public, for outgoing and incoming transmission.  Cost per page is $1.25 for outgoing fax and $.50 each for incoming fax.

Copy Machine

  • A black and white copier is available for public use.  Cost is $.25 per page.
  • Color copier is also available.  Cost is $.50 per page.

Scan Station

  • Our scanning station provides an easy way to convert paper documents, photos and drawings into a digital format. Scanning is an easy way to save all your documents, photos, magazines and more. Cost $.50 per page.

You can print from your tablet, PC, or smartphone with just one click.

The Prescott/Nevada County Library is pleased to provide a notary service for the public. Please keep the following guidelines in mind.

The library’s notary is typically available Tuesday –Friday from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm at the library. Please call ahead at (870) 887-5846 to verify the notary’s availability before coming to the library.

The notary will ask to see a picture ID to verify identity.

The signer must appear in person at the time of notarization and will be asked to sign in the presence of the notary. The notary is responsible for witnessing the signature and verifying the identity of the signer.

There is no cost to use the library’s notary service.

Questions? Call (870) 870-5846.

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