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Pandemic updates for our libraries

Updated on November 18, 2020

Spokane County Library District has closed all libraries and buildings to the public.

You can learn more in our news post: Spokane County Libraries return to curbside pickup and virtual services only.

Spokane County Library District has closed all library locations to the public following Governor Inslee’s emergency order to help mitigate the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). These closures will remain in effect until further notice.

Closures include Airway Heights, Argonne, Cheney, Deer Park, Fairfield, Medical Lake, Moran Prairie, North Spokane, Otis Orchards, and Spokane Valley Libraries, The BookEnd, and all administrative offices.

All in-person events, meeting room reservations, book sales, and any other use of our facilities continue to be canceled.

All in-person library programs have been canceled until further notice.

We are offering curbside pickup of library holds and mobile printing at all libraries. You can learn more about these from our curbside pickup news post and our Mobile Printing web page.

Items checked out using our curbside pickup service will each have their own due dates. Please refer to the checkout slip for the due dates of these items.

Library customers can return materials to District libraries using exterior book drops. If you have materials too large to fit in the exterior book drop, please call the library to discuss options for returning these materials.

Our staff have been working to bring you online library programs, check our events calendar to find upcoming virtual programs and events.

During the closure, in-district library card holders are encouraged to use Library District online resources and services, including:

Need a library card or to renew your card? Learn how today!

As the situation continues to evolve, the Library District will follow mandates from Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Spokane Regional Health District in order to assess when it is safe to reopen our libraries. 

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It’s important to remember that COVID-19 isn’t connected to race, ethnicity, or nationality. Stigma will not help fight the illness. Sharing accurate information from trusted sources is critical to reducing misinformation.

Find credible and current information about the outbreak from these local, state, and national agencies:

World Health Organization

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington State Coronavirus Response (COVID-19)
By phone: Call 1-800-525-0127, from 6am to 10pm daily

Washington State Department of Health
By phone: Call 1-800-525-0127 and press #

Spokane Regional Health District

Johns Hopkins University and Medicine

Federation of American Scientists (FAS)