COVID-19 Test Kits Distributed at Select Locations

Test kits courtesy of Sacramento County Public Health available while supplies last 
January 4, 2022
UPDATE: We are out of tests and do not expect to receive any more from the county. Thank you to Sacramento County Public Health for providing Sacramento Public Library test kits to distribute to the community. Visit Sacramento County’s website for details on where to find free community testing sites.

Sacramento County Public Health partnered with Sacramento Public Library and Folsom Public Library to provide free at-home COVID-19 test kits. Tests kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Limit two test kits per person.

At-home test kits will be available for pick-up while supplies last at any library location during regular hours of operation. Test kits are available to the public for free, and no library card is required. For information regarding at-home test kits at Folsom Library please visit their website. 

“Testing before and after gathering in groups or attending large events helps lessen the spread of COVID-19 and the new omicron variant,” said Public Health Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye. “Thank you to our library partners for helping get these kits out to the community.” Getting vaccinated, getting a booster when eligible, getting tested, following local mask guidance, and avoiding crowded places are the most important things people can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including the omicron variant.

Sacramento Public Library has implemented protocols to protect the health and safety of our staff and visitors.  During your next visit, we ask that you:
  • Wear a mask at all times
  • Avoid entering if you have a cough or fever
  • Cover your sneeze or cough

Where can I pick up COVID-19 test kits?
A limited supply of test kits will be available for distribution on January 5 while supplies last at the following locations: Arcade, Carmichael, Central, Colonial Heights, Belle Cooledge,  Del Paso, Franklin, Martin Luther King Jr., McKinley, South Natomas, North Highlands - Antelope, Orangevale, Rancho Cordova, Sylvan Oaks, and Valley Hi-Laguna.

Test kits are no longer available at the following locations: Arden Dimmick, Elk Grove, Ella K. McClatchy, Fair Oaks, Galt Marion O. Lawrance, Isleton, Nonie Wetzel Courtland, North Natomas, North Sacramento Hagginwood, Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven, and Walnut Grove. (RIo Linda Library and Southgate Library are temporarily closed.)

How can I pick up a free test kit?
Visit select Sacramento Public Library’s locations during regular hours of operation and look for a table outside the library entrance for COVID-19 test kit pick up. (Please note that Rio Linda Library and Southgate Library are temporarily closed.)

COVID-19 test kits are available to the public for free and no library card is required. Limit 2 test kits per person while supplies last. 

What type of COVID-19 test kits are available?
Sacramento County has provided a limited quantity of iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test kits. Each kit contains two tests, which can be used at-home. The kit can detect the SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid protein antigen within 15 minutes of completing the test.
Are there any other ways I can get a free COVID-19 test?
The Sacramento County Department of Health Services is partnering with local community agencies to provide Community-Based Testing Sites for free COVID-19 testing for Sacramento County residents. To get tested, you can pre-register online. Walk-ups are also welcome.