The Governor’s Office has issued updated guidance allowing libraries to offer limited service in Phase 2 of Washington’s Safe Start Plan. The guidance encourages libraries to facilitate services through the mail or via curbside where possible to limit interaction between staff and customers within enclosed space. Limited in-person service is permitted at 25% capacity.

At this time, NOLS will continue to offer curbside service in addition to a wide variety of programming and services online. All NOLS facilities remain closed to the public. NOLS is working hard to prepare new safety procedures, staff schedules, furniture configurations and equipment changes, to allow a limited reopening of library buildings in November. More information will be made available as plans are finalized.

Curbside service is available at all branches 10am-6pm Monday and Wednesday, and 10am-4pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, although the Clallam Bay Branch remains closed on Saturdays. To help protect employees and the public, all patrons are encouraged to wear a face covering when visiting the library.

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How do I return my library books and other library materials?

Book returns are open 24/7 at all NOLS locations. Due to the requirement to quarantine returned materials, items may not show as returned on your account for 7-10 working days. No fines will be charged for overdue materials.

If you or anyone in your household has been experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 or have tested positive for COVID-19, please wait at least 14 days from the date you first started to experience symptoms to return your material.

At this time, donations are NOT being accepted.

How do I pick up my holds?

Curbside holds pickup is available at all branches 10am-6pm Monday and Wednesday, and 10am-4pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, although the Clallam Bay Branch remains closed on Saturdays. To help protect employees and the public, all patrons are encouraged to wear a face covering when visiting the library.

To use curbside holds pickup, place a hold from the catalog online or contact customer service staff via phone to request material. When your holds arrive at the branch selected, you will receive the standard hold email, phone, or text notification.

Detailed directions for accessing curbside service at each branch are located below.

Access the Library Remotely

You don’t have to visit the Library to get great library service! If you prefer not to visit the library in person, you can still take advantage of many services. These are all options available at nols.org and free with your library card. If you don’t have a card, you can easily get one here.

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If you need assistance using the Library’s online resources, you can setup a Tech Appointment to meet with staff via phone or Zoom.

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