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Library Information & Updates

Tue: 10:00am-11:00am*; 11:00am – 6:00pm

Thu: 10:00am-11:00am*; 11:00am – 6:00pm

Fri:: 11:00am – 6:00pm

Sat: 11:00am – 5:00pm

*Masks Required for All Hour:
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00am-11:00am

  • Masks are required for all on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 11am. 
  • Outside of our specifically designated masked hours, masks are required for unvaccinated individuals.
  • Fully vaccinated patrons are not required to mask, but may choose to do so.
  • No requirements on social distancing.
  • No capacity limitations.
  • No time limits for patron visits.
  • Seating is available.
  • Meeting room is currently unavailable.
  • How It Works
    • Place hold requests for library materials through our Online Catalog.
    • Need help placing a hold request? Call us during open hours for assistance: (360) 378-2798
    • When your requested materials are available to pick up,  we’ll send you notification by text, email, or call by phone depending on your listed preference.
  • Delivery
    • After receiving notification, hop on over to the Library during our open hours, and call (360) 378-2798 for car or outdoor delivery. 
  • Printed Document Pick-Up
    • If you are picking up printed documents, follow the same procedure as for other library material pickups.
    • We are currently printing up to ten-page print jobs for free per day.
    • Cash, check, or charge (minimum $5.00) accepted for larger print jobs. 

In conjunction with the Library’s June 8th reopening, we are pleased to announce that all library patrons will receive COVID-Relief Amnesty for billed charges on patron accounts incurred between January 2016 and December 2020. All charges have been waived. In light of the financial and social impacts of the last year, we are excited to welcome everyone back to the Library fine free with full access to materials and services.

  • Overdue Items: Return your items to the Library no matter how overdue, and no fees will be assessed. In fact, we’ll say “Thank you!” and will likely extend an air high-five!
  • Lost and Damaged Items: If you’ve permanently lost or damaged an item checked out prior to January 2021, all associated fees have been waived.
  • Donations: Donations are always welcome. Feel free to donate what you like for late, lost, or damaged materials, or other charges that have been waived.

Our COVID-Relief Amnesty is motivated by our desire to help our entire community, and ensures that all islanders have access to the Library and all it has to offer. We are excited to welcome all patrons and community members back to the Library with open arms!

To request an Inter-Library Loan item:

  • Email: sjlib@sjlib.org
  • Call during open hours: (360) 378-2798
  • Place your own request online
  • Patrons may submit up to three (3) ILL requests at a time. 
  • Free WiFi
    • In the Library parking lot
  • Laptop Kits
    • Need access to a laptop outside of the library?
      Check-out a laptop kit, complete with paired WiFi hotspot.
  • WiFi Hotspots
    • Need access to WiFi outside of the library?
      Check-out a WiFi hotspot!
  • Computer Services
    • Available during open hours for 30 minute periods.

Explore eBooks, eAudiobooks, databases and more at:

You can find lots to do on our events calendar!

  • Both the drive-thru drop bin and the bin next to the front door are open 24/7.
  • If the drive-thru bin is full, please use the one by the door. Thank you!

Have more questions about SJLIB’s Comprehensive COVID-19 Exposure Control, Mitigation, & Recovery Plan? Learn all the details below!

SJLIB’s Comprehensive COVID-19 Exposure Control, Mitigation, & Recovery Plan

Programs

Saturday Bug Safari on Saturday, July 24 at 11 AM Tech Help Via Zoom on Mon. July 26, 3pm Fursdays - Favorite Pet Photos on Thursday, July 29 at 11 AM Saturday Bug Safari on Saturday, July 31 at 11 AM Tech Help Via Zoom on Mon. August 2, 3pm Mullis Center Book Club on Mon. August 9, 1:15pm Tech Help Via Zoom on Mon. August 9, 3pm Nature Matters: What's in the Mix: Rocks and Minerals of the San Juan Islands on Wednesday, August 11 at 7:00pm Open Mic for Writers on Sat. August 14, 6pm Tech Help Via Zoom on Mon. August 16, 3pm

New Arrivals

Looking for something to read but not sure what? Check out our newly arrived titles!