Using Your Library This Week

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Date Posted:  3/20/2023

March 20–26, 2023 

Visit for current hours and locations. Note that the Redmond and Sisters Libraries are currently operating out of temporary spaces during construction of a new library in Redmond, and remodeling of the Sisters Library. The La Pine Library is currently closed for remodeling; a temporary space is scheduled to open in La Pine on March 21 at 16405 B 1st Street, across the parking lot from the La Pine Library. Visit for updates on construction and remodeling projects.

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The Library is hosting drop-in COVID vaccination clinics at the Downtown Bend Library; these clinics are coordinated by Deschutes County Health Services. Booster shots are available at these free clinics. No appointment is required:

>> Downtown Bend Library: March 22 (2:00–4:00 p.m.); March 29 (4:00–6:00 p.m.)

You can find access to COVID vaccine at multiple locations in Deschutes County by visiting

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The following operating procedures are in place at all library locations:

  • Computers are available for public use by all ages.
  • Services such as Homeword Bound, interlibrary loans (ILLs), and obituary research are available.
  • Tutor and meeting rooms are now available for reservations at the Downtown Bend, East Bend, Redmond, and Sunriver Libraries.
  • Children’s play areas and children's computers are open.
  • In-person events. Please always check the web calendar ( before attending an event to check for any changes. Note that some programs require pre-registration.

Physical books and DVDs can be returned 24/7 via exterior book drops at all libraries. Deschutes Public Library does not impose late fines for overdue materials. If you returned an item and do not see its return reflected on your account after four (4) business days, please contact us at (541) 617-7050 for a shelf check. Items not returned by 21 days after their due date will be considered lost, and customers are responsible for replacement costs.

You can apply for a library card. Deschutes County residents 17 and older can apply online here by clicking on “Pre-apply online.” For children ages 16 and younger, parents/guardians can also apply online for a library card for the child using the same link. We will process applications online and get a card number to you via email within three business days.  

Museum passes are available for check out. Learn more here.

You can access eBooks as well as digital audio books, magazines, movies, music, and more without having to visit your library. Learn more about digital resources here, and find helpful guides here that will help you use these resources.

You can also pick-up your holds curbside using our texting service. Find more information here.

You can Book-A-Librarian for help with research. You will be connected with a DPL librarian who can answer your questions via email, phone, or Zoom. Get started here.

We are here to help. If you have questions, call (541) 617-7050 during open hours

Page Last Modified Wednesday, March 8, 2023