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Scottsdale Public Library Reopening Plan

July 20, 2020 Service Update

After reopening services on June 8 with limited hours of operation at all four library locations, Library Management have evaluated services; and have chosen to further adjust operating hours starting Monday, July 20.

Civic Center and Mustang Libraries will continue to offer some building hours, as well as drive-thru and curbside pick up options. Appaloosa and Arabian Libraries will continue to offer drive-thru service, with added days of operation.

All Scottsdale Public Libraries will be closed on Sundays.

Here is a breakdown of Scottsdale Public Library Hours of operation, starting Monday, July 20:

Civic Center Library

  • Monday & Wednesday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday – 1 to 5 p.m.

*building closed on Tuesdays & Thursdays

Curbside Pick Up*

  • Monday-Thursday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday – 1 to 5 p.m.

Mustang Library

  • Monday & Wednesday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday – 1 to 5 p.m.

*building closed on Tuesdays & Thursdays

Drive-Thru Hours

  • Monday-Thursday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday – 1 to 5 p.m.

Appaloosa and Arabian Libraries

Drive-Thru Service Only

  • Monday-Thursday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday – 1 to 5 p.m.

All library branches and services are closed on Sunday.

*Curbside Pick up at Civic Center Library allows for patrons to pick up holds at Civic Center Library, in a touchless manner.

Palomino Library is now permanently closed, as was planned in 2019. That library space now functions as a school library for Desert Mountain High School.

Inside of the libraries, you will see modifications that encourage physical distancing and discourage group gatherings.

  • Extra sanitation measures are in place.
  • Face coverings over mouth and nose are required inside buildings.
  • We strongly encourage library patrons to wash their hands frequently, utilize disinfecting wipes provided to wipe tables and other surfaces used during a library visit, and limit the amount of time spent inside of the library.
  • Public access computers are currently limited to 1 hour / day.
  • Eating is only permitted in specific locations at Civic Center and Mustang Libraries.

While we will do our best to safely assist library users, side by side/close proximity/in person interactions between public and staff are not possible given physical distancing recommendations. If you need specific help, use our digital resources, call 480-312-READ or go online to the Ask-a-Librarian portal – these options offer great contactless customer service.

The library is also suspending in-person programs for the time being. It is our hope to bring back all programs soon.

The COVID-19 global pandemic has certainly imposed challenges to our usual library service model.  The library staff have quickly, creatively and effectively tackled these challenges to meet our mission statement of Putting People at the Heart of Dynamic Services. Welcome back to Scottsdale Public Library! We value your patronage.

Call Center Hours

Reach us by phone at 480-312-READ during the following hours:

  • Monday - Thursday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday - 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday - closed

Stay connected by visiting our social media for virtual programming, book recommendations, and more!

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Resources for Parents

Are you a parent or caregiver looking for some educational resources while kids are home? Check out our links below for homework help, read alongs, and more.

Homework Help for grades K-12

Missing our storytimes? Virtual Storytimes from Scottsdale Public Library are here!

Read Along Book Sites:

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