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Expanded library open hours planned to start in July

Posted on June 17, 2021 at 4:00 am

OUR LIBRARIES ARE OPEN

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.

OPEN HOURS

  • 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).
  • Curbside pickup will continue at all libraries.

PRECAUTIONS & UPCOMING CHANGES

  • 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.

AVAILABLE SERVICES

Cover image of the digital resources and services guide of Engage
  • One-on-one virtual Book-a-Librarian appointments for personalized assistance
  • 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.

SUSPENDED SERVICES

  • 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

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On our website: www.scld.org where you can subscribe to our news and blog posts

LIBRARY OPEN DAYS & HOURS

AIRWAY HEIGHTS
Currently: Tuesday–Thursday & Saturday, 12–6pm
Starting July 6, hours change to: 10am–6pm

ARGONNE
Currently: Monday–Saturday, 12–6pm
Starting July 6, hours change to: 10am–6pm

CHENEY
Currently: Monday–Saturday, 12–6pm
Starting July 6, hours change to: 10am–6pm

DEER PARK
Currently: Monday–Saturday, 12–6pm
Starting July 6, hours change to: 10am–6pm

FAIRFIELD
Currently: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, 12–6pm
Starting July 6, hours change to: 10am–6pm

MEDICAL LAKE
Currently: Monday–Wednesday & Saturday, 12–6pm
Starting July 6, hours change to: 10am–6pm

MORAN PRAIRIE
Currently: Monday–Saturday, 12–6pm
Starting July 6, hours change to: 10am–6pm

NORTH SPOKANE
Currently: Monday–Saturday, 12–6pm
Starting July 6, hours change to: 10am–6pm

OTIS ORCHARDS
Currently: Tuesday–Thursday & Saturday, 12–6pm
Starting July 6, hours change to: 10am–6pm

SPOKANE VALLEY
Currently: Monday–Saturday, 12–6pm
Starting July 6, hours change to: 10am–6pm

THE BOOKEND
Currently: Monday–Saturday, 12–6pm
Starting July 9, hours change to: 10am–6pm (updated)

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