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Pony Express @ Appaloosa

This abbreviated library self-service allows patrons access inside the Appaloosa Library branch, without library staff present.
Registered patrons can independently browse and check out items, access public computers, use free Wi-Fi, fax and printing services during specified hours.

Patrons can register for this service in person at Appaloosa Library during staffed hours. Patrons need to bring a valid photo ID. For those who do not already have a Scottsdale Public Library card, they can register for one at the same time. If you need to register for a Scottsdale Public Library card, please bring proof of Maricopa County residency if the address on your ID is not current.


Pony Express @ Appaloosa allows registered Scottsdale Public Library patrons access to the Appaloosa Library, without staff present, in order to browse the library collection, check out items, use public computers, Wi-Fi and the study rooms.

The Pony Express @ Appaloosa hours

Monday-Saturday 8 - 10 a.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Regular Appaloosa Library Hours

Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.
  •   • In-person library material browsing
  •   • Self check-out
  •   • Computer use, copy/print, faxing, and scanning
  •   • Wi-Fi
  •   • Study rooms (on a first-come / first-served basis)

*Meeting Rooms, Culture Passes, Interlibrary Loans, Video Games, Book Club to Go kits, Board Games, Citizen Science Kits, and programs are only available during staffed hours.

This service is only available to Scottsdale Public Library cardholders who are in good standing, reside in Maricopa County and are 18 years of age or older.

Interested patrons should bring their valid photo ID to the Appaloosa Library Customer Services desk during staffed hours (Mon. – Thurs. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m.). Sign up must be done in person.

At that time, library staff will:

  •   • Check to make sure your account is eligible for self-service.
  •   • Review and request a signature for the Pony Express User Agreement   (download) that outlines the rules while using the service.
  •   • Take and upload a picture of you to your library account.

The drive-thru will operate during staffed hours only.

Yes, holds will be available inside the building during Pony Express hours but not at the drive-thru until staffed hours.

In the event of an emergency, patrons are to call 9-1-1.
A dedicated phone will be clearly marked as an emergency phone and will have the ability to call 9-1-1 only.

The Library Help Line will NOT be available during unstaffed hours.

Permission needs to be renewed annually, in person. The library will synchronize your Pony Express renewal with your annual library card renewal. You can choose at any time not to renew Pony Express and revert to a regular library card account.

Winter visitors that have a Maricopa County residence and hold, or are eligible for, a full-service library card may use Pony Express.

Anyone over the age of 18 must register for self-service access before entering Appaloosa Library. Minors are permitted with a registered parent or guardian.

Minors can enter Appaloosa Library with a parent or guardian who holds a Pony Express-enabled library card. Minors must be accompanied by the responsible party at all times.

  •   • Everyone using the service signs the Pony Express User Agreement   (download), which outlines service and behavior expectations. If users do not abide by the agreement, their access will be revoked.
  •   • Everyone entering Appaloosa Library will be live streamed and recorded with City security cameras.
  •   • Everyone using the service has a photo attached to their library account for identification purposes.

All patrons who enter Appaloosa Library will be on camera, which is both live streamed and recorded. Gates at the exit will alert users upon exit if any items have not been checked out.

Appaloosa will be the only branch with Pony Express service at this time.


Download and fill out a User Agreement to get started!   Start here!

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