FAQ's in the time of COVID
We are open! We are proud to be open and serving the public and want to stay that way and with your help we can. Below are a few Frequently Asked Questions about our current rules and procedures that allow us to serve our community.
Our doors are open!
What are your hours? – We are open 10-6 Monday-Friday and 10-2 Saturday. We are closed Sunday.
Do you require masks? - Masks are required at all times in the library. Disposable masks available at the entrance doors.
Where do I come in? - Ruby Street, 3rd Ave and alley door are open for entry/exit.
Are the book drops open? - Alley, 3rd Ave and inside the library book drops are open.
Can I bring my whole family? - Families are welcome as long as they stay together while visiting us. Please be mindful with social distancing.
Can I use a computer? – We currently have a few computers available. Time is limited to 60 minutes per patron each day. Black & white printing is available as well.
Do you have free WiFi? – Yes we do. You are welcome to use our network “LibraryWireless” on the benches outside or from your car. No password needed. If you park in the Hal Holmes parking lot there is a separate network and the password is on the windows. Please note the WiFi does shut off at 9PM each night.
Do you have study space or somewhere I can take a test? – We have put out a few chairs at our tables for patron use.
Do you have FOL book sales anymore? - FOL Book Barn is now open on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. For more info on the Friends of the Library click here.
Can I just browse? - Yes patrons are invited to browse the collection. but we ask you to keep your visit to ½ an hour.
Do you have contactless checkout? - Yes....however they are out of order at the moment.
What do you offer online?
Can I register for a card online? - We've got you covered. Just fill out the form here to get started.
Do you offer online resources and entertainment? - Yes we do! You'll find news, streaming movies and more right here.
Can I renew my books online or over the phone? - You can call us @ (509) 962-7250 and we'd be happy to do it for you. Or you can renew them online on our catalog page after logging in at the top.
Anything else we missed?
Are you accepting book donations? - Yes we are accepting a limited amount of donations. You may bring in 3 items to donate or call ahead and speak to our Director Josephine Camarillo @ (509) 962-7252 to make arrangements for larger donations.
Are you running any programs right now? - Unfortunately we are not hosting in person programs right now. But that hasn't stopped our Youth Department from posting weekly storytime videos and we have months worth of past videos as well here.