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Pandemic updates for our libraries

Updated on February 23, 2021

Spokane County Library District will reopen all library buildings to the public on Monday, March 8, 2021, following the governor’s guidance for Phase 2 reopening.

Masks are required. Library capacity is limited to 25% and occupancy limits are posted at each location. You can learn more about our reopening and the guidance our libraries are following in our news post: Plan to reopen libraries in March.

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

We continue to offer 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 are advised to 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:

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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 further expand our library services.

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CREDIBLE INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19

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
Website: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Washington State Coronavirus Response (COVID-19)
Website: https://coronavirus.wa.gov/
By phone: Call 1-800-525-0127, from 6am to 10pm daily

Washington State Department of Health
Website: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus
By phone: Call 1-800-525-0127 and press #

Spokane Regional Health District
Website: https://srhd.org/covid19

Johns Hopkins University and Medicine
Website: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/

Federation of American Scientists (FAS)
Website: https://covid19.fas.org/l/en