Updated 2/20/2021 11:30 am
- Spokane Public Library is gradually opening to 25% capacity within Phase 2, per Governor Inslee’s Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery.
- Beginning March 2, 2021, customers can make reservations for Limited Computer Access at all locations. There will be plastic sleeves over computer keyboards, 30-minute sanitization between sessions, and social distance between computer terminals. Masks are required. There will be no browsing, inside holds pickup, or materials checkout at this time.
- We will open for Grab-N-Go browsing by appointment-only in the coming weeks.
- Curbside Pickup is available service at all locations, including walk-in pickup at STA Plaza. 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.
- Book returns are open at STA Plaza, South Hill, Hillyard, East Side, Northtown, and Indian Trail.
- All returned items are quarantined for 72 hours. 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 in-person library programs are canceled or postponed indefinitely. We offer a wide variety of virtual and pre-recorded programs for your enjoyment and education, see our YouTube channel and our Blog.
- The Library has eBooks and streaming services that you can access from home using your library card number and PIN.
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:
- CDC website (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html)
- World Health Organization website (https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus)
- Washington State Department of Health (https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus) or call 1-800-525-0127 and then press #
- Spokane Regional Health District (https://srhd.org/)
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.