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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.

Bestselling Author Wiley Cash shares haunting thriller with audiences

October 19, 2017

SPOKANE IS READING Each year, everyone across Spokane County and the surrounding areas is invited to take part in a community-wide read, known as Spokane Is Reading. The idea started in 2001 as a way to inspire conversation within our community and to encourage reading by adults. The novel selected for this year’s 16th annual […]

Sgt. Pepper is 50: How an album revolutionized popular music

August 31, 2017

by Melissa Rhoades According to Rolling Stone‘s definitive list: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, the Beatles’ 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band stands as “the most important rock & roll album ever made.” When I fell in love with the album as a preteen in the early 1980s, I had no clue […]

Hiking the Summer Reading Program Around Spokane

August 29, 2017

by Abra Cole If you signed up for the Summer Reading Program at scld.northwestreads.org, then you might have noticed all the great hikes listed within many of the library-specific challenges. As a non-native to the Spokane area, this was just the motivation I needed to explore my new home. The summer for my family means […]

Save a life: Ask FAST questions when you spot a stroke

August 15, 2017

by Debbie Rhodes I woke up wandering into my living room thinking why wasn’t I at work? My husband looked at me strangely and in a very uneasy tone asked, “How many children do you have?” I replied, “Why are you asking me such a stupid question?” It turned out he had a very good […]

Digital magazines at your fingertips: Zinio for Libraries is now RBDigital

July 31, 2017

DOWNLOAD POPULAR MAGAZINES With over 150 popular magazines available for free download with your library card, you can ditch that subscription! Zinio for Libraries magazine service has changed its name to RBdigital and the new RBdigital app has launched! The new app offers a significantly improved user experience—with faster, easier search. See the District’s digital […]