Updated June 4, 2020 at 12 PM.

All Library Branches are currently closed.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sandpoint and Clark Fork Libraries and Bookmobile are closed to the public. At this time, we expect to reopen to the public during Phase-four of the Idaho Rebounds plan. If no significant increase in cases and criteria remain met, we plan to reopen with limited services during the week of June 15th. When a reopening date has been set, we will announce it here, on social media and via the email newsletter. We look forward to seeing you again!

Are you offering curbside pick up?

Place a hold (reservation) on materials using the online catalog and pick them up at The Library. From the online catalog, click the “Place Hold” button on the item you want to borrow OR give us a call at (208) 263-6930 ext. 1215 and we'll place your holds for you.
We'll pull those materials from the shelf and prepare them for you to pick up. No need to check them out (we do it for you).

You will be notified when your holds are ready for pick up but make sure to make an appointment.

Sandpoint:
You can schedule a contactless curbside pick up appointment online at holds.youcanbook.me or call (208) 263-6930 ext. 1215 to arrange a time to pick up your materials.

Monday - Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Friday & Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM

Clark Fork:
After you're notified that your holds have arrived, stop by the Clark Fork Library during the following hours:

Monday - Saturday 9 AM - 2 PM

Are you accepting returns?

Please note that return bins are only open three days a weeks. Opening them on alternate days will allow you to return items you no longer need and will allow materials to be untouched for more time before staff handles them. Drive-up returns will remain closed until further notice.
The return drops on the building are open the following hours:

Sandpoint:

Mondays: 8 AM - 7 PM
Wednesdays: 8 AM - 7 PM
Fridays: 8 AM - 5  PM

Clark Fork:

Mondays: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesdays: 8 AM - 6 PM
Fridays: 8 AM - 5 PM

What about the Bookmobile?

Bookmobile staff is delivering holds to their regular weekly stops via library van. Bookmobile browsing will not be available for a while. 

Can I use a computer?

You can schedule an appointment to use a library internet computer for essential communication, such as email, job search, taxes, etc. Two desktop computers will be located in the Sandpoint Branch lobby. At your reservation time, you will be checked in to use a specified computer for a 45-minute duration. No time extensions or additional seating will be available. The computer stations will be thoroughly sanitized for 15 minutes before the next reservation.

Make a reservation at lobbycomputers.youcanbook.me or by calling (208)263-6930 ext. 1209. Reservations will be available Monday through Thursday 9 AM to 6 PM and Friday and Saturday until 5 PM. Users will need to use sanitizer (provided by The Library) prior to computer use and wear a face covering for the duration of their visit.

What resources can I use online?

There are so many resources on our Digital Library! Download audiobooks and ebooks using Freading, Overdrive, Libby and Hoopla. Read digital magazines on Flipster, Pressreader and RBDigital. For educational resources, check out Scholastic Teachables, Learning Express Library and more! Using our Digital Library, you can even take this time to learn to fix your car or study for your driving test!
And, if you don't have access to the internet at home, you can even use our wifi from the closest parking areas!

We recently added Freading to give you more options for ebooks,TumbleBooks with digital picture books for kids, and a Finacial Rating and Analysis database with Weiss!

How do I reach someone to renew materials or if I have more questions?

Call the Library at 208-263-6930 ext. 0. If you have to leave a voicemail, we will return your call as soon as we are able but we're doing our best to answer the phones during our reservation hours.

 

Please use these verified links to inform yourself about COVID-19:

Current information pertaining to Idaho

Current information pertaining to the Panhandle

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

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