The North Spokane Library is closed for construction on Thu, March 30 & Fri, March 31. Please renew books & materials online during this time. Regular hours resume Sat, April 1.

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Library network maintenance scheduled for June 22

June 17, 2016

Spokane County Library District will be performing maintenance on the District’s connectivity and networking equipment on Wednesday, June 22, from 7am to 12pm. Many of our computing, networking, and internet services will be unavailable during that time: The Spokane County Library District website will be unavailable, including our Catalog and Digital Library. All public computers […]

Scheduled website maintenance

May 13, 2016

Due to maintenance, all online library services may be interrupted on Friday, May 13, between 6pm and 10pm. These services include the catalog, our Digital Library—including OverDrive, Hoopla, and Zinio—and account services such as reserve a computer, pay charges, and online library card applications. All online services should be restored by 10pm on Friday, May 13. We apologize for any […]

Free Books: Accessing the World’s Public Domain Literature

July 9, 2015

By Brian Vander Veen Whoever coined the Internet phrase “never read the comments” was a wise person indeed. It’s especially true if you’re a librarian (or library fan) reading pretty much any news article related to public libraries; inevitably, there’s the one commenter who questions why public libraries even exist, the guy who boldly proclaims […]

Scheduled Website Maintenance

November 21, 2014

Due to maintenance, some online library services will not be available on Friday, November 21 between 6pm and midnight. These services include the catalog, Overdrive, Hoopla, and account services such as reserve a computer, pay charges, and online library card applications. Other services will not be affected. All services will be restored on Saturday, November […]

Scheduled website maintenance

February 20, 2014

Due to routine maintenance, the website, catalog and access to digital resources will not be available beginning Sunday, February 23 at 5pm. The outage may last up to twelve hours. Services will be restored as quickly as possible.

Q&A with Jeff Yeager, The Ultimate Cheapskate

March 28, 2017

By Erin Dodge We’re keeping it frugal with Jeff Yeager, The Ultimate Cheapskate. In April during Money Smart Week, Yeager presents “Finding Wholesale Happiness in a Retail World” at three locations (see locations, days, and times below), offering practical advice about how to live a happier, healthier, and fuller life—only if you are not willing […]

Consumer Reports saves the day (and my laundry)

March 21, 2017

By Gwendolyn Haley It was like a scene from a horror movie. I was alone in the house when a loud banging and clanging started from the depths of the basement—as if something were trying to break free. I walked down the stairs to investigate. As I looked into the laundry room, all I could […]

Construction closure at North Spokane Library

March 15, 2017

NORTH SPOKANE LIBRARY CLOSURES North Spokane Library will be closed for renovations, such as painting and carpet laying, during the following dates: Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31 and closed again Saturday, April 15 through Tuesday, April 25, 2017 We encourage you to renew books and materials online at www.scld.org by clicking on My Account. The book drop is […]

Just Right Readers

March 9, 2017

What book is just right for your new reader? At Spokane County Library District, it’s easy to find books that are just right for your new reader. All our Easy Reader books have color-coded labels to identify their reading level. Click below on the color-coded button to see a list of those Easy Reader books […]

Ukulele: Getting to know the jumping flea

March 8, 2017

By Erin Dodge The sounds of the ukulele are bright and bubbly and often described as happy. Ever curious about word origins, I learned that ukulele means “jumping flea” in Hawaiian (read more about that here). Introduction to Ukulele classes are coming to four of our libraries. Brenda Beaulieu leads this interactive music class and […]