Library buildings are closed. Learn about our plans to reopen on March 8. Curbside pickup remains available. You can access our Digital Library 24/7.

Plan to reopen libraries in March

Posted on February 23, 2021 at 8:30 am

REOPENING

All Spokane County Libraries will open on Monday, March 8.

We are looking forward to opening and assisting you with our library services, resources, and programs. The reopening requirements are a challenge that we have adhered to while still offering as many services as possible.

We wish that as a library we could to do everything we used to before the pandemic, but until the requirements change, we appreciate your patience and understanding that not all services, resources, and programs will be available.

Your library is going to look a little different on March 8. Here’s what you can expect:

OPEN HOURS

  • Our facilities will be open 12–6pm Monday through Saturday on days when the library would normally be open. (See below for open days for each library.)
  • Curbside pickup will continue during these open days and hours.
  • We’re introducing a dedicated time for high-risk customers on Tuesdays and Saturdays at all locations 11am–12pm.

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

  • Masks are required. If you do not have one, we will provide a mask for you to use during your visit. If you have a medical reason or choose not to wear a mask, please take advantage of our curbside pickup service, our virtual Book a Librarian appointment, and our other mobile services.  
  • Maintain a 6-foot distance from others whenever possible.
  • Capacity is limited to 25% and occupancy limits are posted at each library.
  • Limit your visit to the library to 30 minutes or less.
  • No food or drink is allowed in the library.
  • Hand sanitizer is available at all service desks and additional locations throughout the library.
  • All returned materials will be quarantined for 24 hours after being collected from the book drop and before returning to circulation.
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols include frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces.

AVAILABLE SERVICES

  • Computers may be used by reservation only. You can make a reservation starting March 1 by going online or calling, and after libraries open, by talking in-person with library staff. Additional cleaning protocols will be performed on computers between each reserved session.
  • Curbside Pickup
  • Mobile Hotspots
  • Mobile Printing
  • Virtual programs continue to be offered on a variety of topics each month, including storytime, cooking, crafting, gardening, small business programs, and more!
  • One-on-one virtual Book-a-Librarian appointments for personalized assistance
  • Engage: The most recent issue of our guide features all of our digital resources available to you at home. Engage is available in print in the library and with curbside pickup, and online at www.scld.org/engage.
  • Book drops are open.

SUSPENDED SERVICES

  • Conference and meeting rooms are closed. We are using these rooms for quarantined materials.
  • In-library programs remain suspended.
  • The Lab at North Spokane Library and The Studio at Spokane Valley Library are closed.
  • DVDs and music CDs are not available through the interlibrary loan program.
  • The outreach program is currently suspended.
  • Public seating in the library and lobby is not available.
  • Used book sales are suspended.
  • Book donations will not be accepted.

We’re here to help and hope you stay connected with us virtually through:

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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

AIRWAY HEIGHTS
Tuesday–Thursday & Saturday, 12–6pm

ARGONNE
Monday–Saturday, 12–6pm

CHENEY
Monday–Saturday, 12–6pm

DEER PARK
Monday–Saturday, 12–6pm

FAIRFIELD
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, 12–6pm

MEDICAL LAKE
Monday–Wednesday & Saturday, 12–6pm

MORAN PRAIRIE
Monday–Saturday, 12–6pm

NORTH SPOKANE
Monday–Saturday, 12–6pm

OTIS ORCHARDS
Tuesday–Thursday & Saturday, 12–6pm

SPOKANE VALLEY
Monday–Saturday, 12–6pm

THE BOOKEND
Monday–Saturday, 12–6pm

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