Curbside Services

Curbside Pick-Up Service hours are from 11:00am – 2:00pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

How It Works

  • Place hold requests for library materials through our Online Catalog.
    • Need help placing a hold request? Call us during Curbside 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.

Curbside Pick-Up Window

  • After receiving notification, park and walk up to our Curbside Pick-Up Window during Curbside hours, and maintain six-feet of social distancing if in line.
  • Masks are required for Curbside Pick-Up Window service.

Car Delivery

  • If you prefer to have materials delivered to your vehicle, just park in a designated Curbside Pick-Up spot along the Guard St. fence.
  • After arriving, call us at (360) 378-2798 and tell us:
    • Your name
    • Spot number
    • Materials placed in trunk or back seat 
  • It will take us just a few minutes to check them out and bring them to your car!

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 or check accepted for larger print jobs. No change available.

Returning Items

  • If you are returning items, 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!

Tuesdays: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Thursdays: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Fridays: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Saturdays: 11:00am – 2:00pm

You may request an Inter-Library Loan item by:

  • Emailing sjlib@sjlib.org
  • Calling us during Curbside hours at (360) 378-2798
  • Placing your own request online at www.sjlib.org
  • Loans are currently limited to one request per patron. 
  • Limited document printing is available during the same hours as our Curbside Service.
  • Up to ten-page print jobs for free per day.
  • Cash or check accepted for larger print jobs. No change is available.
  • Click here to learn how to submit your print job!
  • Also, while at Curbside, get your news fix by checking out newspapers for 24-hour loans!
  • Magazines are available for three-week check out periods.
  • 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!

Virtual Events

Online Story Reading on Friday, April 23 at 11 am Near & Far: A National Poetry Month Reading, April 23 6pm Tech Help Via Zoom on Mon. April 26, 3pm After School Read Aloud on Tuesday, April 27 at 3 pm Aging Mastery Book Club on Wed. April 28, 10am Online Story Reading on Friday, April 30 at 11 am Aging Mastery Book Club on Wed. May 5, 10am Know Your Islanders: Pearl Schuman, Native Zest, on Wed. May 5, 7pm Open Mic for Writers on Sat. May 8, 6pm Mullis Center Book Club on Mon. May 10, 1:15pm Aging Mastery Book Club on Wed. May 12, 10am Nature Matters: What's Bugging You; Insects from A to Z with Ranger Jeff and Cynthia Brast, Wed. May 12, 7pm Learn to Use Zoom on Mon. May 17 at 11:00am FAST-FORWARD: A Documentary Discussion, Mon. May 17 at 7:00 PM Local History Month: Robin Jacobson, From Odd Fellows to Orcas, Tues. May 18, 7pm Aging Mastery Book Club on Wed. May 19, 10am Aging Mastery Book Club on Wed. May 26, 10am Local History Month: Boyd Pratt, The Kanakas of San Juan Island, Wed. May 26, 7pm

At Home Resources

Access our digital media from the comfort of your own home including ebooks and eaudio, magazines, streaming video, courses, research tools, newspapers and more!

For a complete list of our online offerings click here.

Try some great educational sites for children and teens!

Tech Help Is Back via Zoom!

Get tech help with computers, tablets, and smartphones via Zoom! After determining your needs, you will work one-on-one with a volunteer. Tech Help is designed to help you learn to use your technology and troubleshoot minor problems. Mondays at 3:00 pm.

To attend please complete this form.

New Arrivals

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