The Library building is currently closed to the public, but we are offering contact-free curbside pick-up services and digital programming! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Curbside Services

Curbside Pickup 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 material is available to pickup,  you will get a hold notification by text, email, or phone depending on how you asked us to notify you.
  • After you receive the notification, just drive to the Library during the hours and days mentioned above and park in a designated Curbside Pickup spot along the Guard St. fence.
  • After arriving, call us at 360-378-2798 and tell us:
    • Your name
    • That your holds are ready
    • What spot you’re waiting in
    • Whether to put them in your vehicle’s trunk or back seat
    • (No person to person transference, please)
  • It will take us just a few minutes to check them out and bring them to your car.

Walk-Ups
If you walk to the Library, it’s much the same process.  Call us, give us your information, and wait while we check out and deliver your items to a designated area on the sidewalk.

10 Items per Day
We ask that everyone limit their holds to 10 items per day.  We have limited time and staff to get books and movies ready and out to as many people as possible.

Printed Document Pickup
If you are picking up printed documents, follow the same procedure as for other library material pickups. We are currently printing reasonable size print jobs for free.

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. Click here for details!

Also, while at Curbside, get your news fix by checking out newspapers for 24-hour loans!

Both the drive-thru drop bin and the bin next to the front door are now open 24/7.

Virtual Events

Introduction to Online Zoom Meetings Know Your Islanders: Russel Barsh Classic Films for the Holidays Open Mic for Writers Mullis Center Book Club

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.

Staff Recommendations

Looking for something to read but not sure what? Why not check out our new Reading Room?
You will find recommendations like these on diversity, racial equity, and inclusion from our own Director, Laurie.

Looking for something to read but not sure what? Why not check out our new Reading Room?
You will find recommendations like these, exploring Black experiences from Heidi.