All Spokane County Libraries are currently opened to the public, and we are planning to extend our open hours on July 6.
All anticipated changes for July 6 that are listed below are subject to change following the direction and guidelines of Washington state and local authorities.
We look forward to assisting you in the library with our services, resources, and programs.
As the pandemic reopening requirements continue to evolve, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we are able to offer more but not all services, resources, and programs that were available before the pandemic.
Here’s what you can expect when visiting your library.
Our facilities are currently open 12–6pm Monday through Saturday on days when the library would normally be open. (See below for open days for each library.)
On July 6, our library hours will expand to 10am–6pm Monday through Saturday on days when the library would normally be open. The BookEnd expanded hours will begin on July 9 (updated).
Fully vaccinated individuals may use the library without a mask.
Non-vaccinated customers, age 5 and above, must still wear a mask when in the library per state guidelines.
Gov. Jay Inslee removed COVID-related capacity limits at public facilities acting as cooling centers on June 25, 2021. Our current building occupancy levels are 100% at all libraries. (Updated June 25, 2021)
Time limits for library visits have been removed. (Updated June 24, 2021)
On July 6, overdue fines will once again be active.
Hand sanitizer is available at all service desks and additional locations throughout the library.
Currently no food or drink is allowed in the library. Starting July 6, food and drink will be allowed in the library.
Cleaning protocols will continue in the library.
Computers may be used by reservation and for walk-in use when available. You can make a reservation by going online, calling, and by talking in-person with library staff. To use a computer without a reservation, stop by a service desk to talk to library staff about availability.
Engage: Our digital resources & services guide features nearly all of our digital resources available to you at home. Engage is available in print in the library, with your curbside pickup (ask for the digital issue of Engage), and online.
Book drops are open.
Limited public seating is currently available in the library. Comfortable and group seating will be restored on July 6.
Conference and meeting rooms are currently closed for public use. On July 6, these spaces will be available during open hours for reservations and walk-in use when not used for storage or by staff.
In-library programs remain suspended at this time.
The Lab at North Spokane Library and The Studio at Spokane Valley Library are closed at this time.
DVDs and music CDs are not available through the interlibrary loan program.
Many of our Library of Things items are unavailable at this time.
The outreach program is suspended at this time.
Used book sales are suspended.
Book donations are not accepted at this time.
Connect with the library
We’re here to help and hope you stay connected with us virtually through:
Our app: Spokane County Libraries for iOS and Android