Updated 7/30/2020 10:30am

  • We are now offering Curbside Pickup service! Place an item on hold in our catalog, wait for a notice that your holds are ready, then schedule a Curbside Pickup using our handy scheduling tool. If you don’t want to wait for holds, you can also schedule a Curbside Pickup of a Book Bundle in the genre of your choice.
  • Book drops at South Hill, Hillyard, East Side, Northtown, and Indian Trail are open.
  • STA Plaza book drop remains closed.
  • All returned items will be isolated/quarantined for at least 72 hours after being returned. That means the item will still show on accounts for at least 3 days after leaving in the book drop. Please wait at least 2 weeks before notifying us if a book still displays on your account.
  • All Spokane Public Library locations will remain closed until Spokane County enters Phase 3 of the State of Washington reopening plan.
  • We have prepared a multi-level reopening approach that will re-establish services safely for our staff and customers. When we reopen, there will be additional measures in place to ensure safety – such as plastic sleeves over computer keyboards and increasing distances between computer terminals.
  • All in-person library programs are canceled or postponed indefinitely.

The Library has many resources that you can access from home using your library card number and PIN. We are also providing programming on our YouTube channel and on our Blog. Stay safe and healthy, Spokane.


The library is committed to the health and safety of our customers and with sharing information, especially in times of emergencies. We’ve set up this page as a resource to help you find reliable and up-to-date information from local, state, and national resources about Coronavirus (COVID-19).

As new information emerges about COVID-19, it is important to remember that it is not connected to race, ethnicity, or nationality. Stigma will not help to fight the illness; however, sharing accurate information from trusted sources such as the following is critical to keeping misinformation at bay.

Reliable sources of information include:

Reading List About Viruses and Pandemics, not specific to Covid-19
If the coronavirus outbreak has you wanting to better understand infectious disease, here are some titles that may help.