Expanded library open hours planned to start in July

Posted on June 17, 2021 at 4:00 am

Updated: February 7, 2022

Our Libraries Are Open

All Spokane County Libraries are currently opened to the public.

The changes that took place on 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

Precautions & Upcoming Changes

  • All customers, age 5 and above, must wear a mask when in the library per state-issued guidelines, regardless of vaccination status. (Updated August 23, 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)
  • Starting on July 6, overdue fines are once again active.
  • Hand sanitizer is available at all service desks and additional locations throughout the library.
  • Food and drink are allowed in the library. (Updated July 6, 2021)
  • 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.
  • Comfortable and group seating are available in the library. (Updated July 6, 2021)

Suspended Services

  • Conference and meeting rooms are available during open hours for reservations and walk-in use when not used for storage or by staff. (Updated July 6, 2021)
  • In-library programs, with limited exceptions, 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

Social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn

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

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