Spokane County Library District is ready to turn on the open sign


Last updated 11/12/2020 at 12:02pm

SPOKANE COUNTY – All libraries in Spokane County Library District will open on Thursday, Nov. 12.

“The re-opening requirements are a challenge that our libraries have adhered to while still offering as many services as possible,” district officials said in a Nov. 6 news release. “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.”

Beginning Nov. 12, facilities will be open noon–6 p.m. Monday through Saturday on days when the library would normally be open. Curbside pickup will continue during these open days and hours.

The district is also establishing a dedicated time for high-risk customers to visit on Tuesdays and Saturdays at all locations from 11 a.m. – noon.

The following COVID-19 precautions will be in place at all libraries:

Masks are required. If patrons do not have one, a mask will be provided during the visit. If patrons have a medical reason or choose not to wear a mask, officials ask they take advantage of the curbside pickup service, a virtual Book a Librarian appointment or 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 visits 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 continue to be quarantined for 72 hours after being collected from the book drop and before returning to circulation.

Enhanced cleaning protocols include frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces.

To learn more about the re-opening, please visit www.scld.org/library-reopening-nov-2020. 

Spokane County Library District operates 11 libraries throughout Spokane County including Airway Heights, Argonne, Cheney, Deer Park, Fairfield, Medical Lake, Moran Prairie, North Spokane, Otis Orchards, Spokane Valley and The BookEnd. District library cards are free to Spokane County residents. 


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