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Using Your Library This Week

Posted By:  Tina Walker Davis
Date Posted:  8/3/2020

Week of AUGUST 3, 2020


All Deschutes Public Libraries are open this week for holds pick-up and limited browsing. Hours are:

  • Downtown Bend Library, East Bend Library, Redmond Library: Monday–Saturday, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. (9:00-10:00 a.m. are special hours designated for people ages 60+ and immunocompromised individuals)
  • La Pine Library, Sisters Library, Sunriver Library: Tuesday–Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Please note: We limit the number of people in the libraries at any one time to maintain safe social distancing standards.


Masks or suitable face coverings are required in all library buildings for all customers five and older. If you cannot wear a mask for medical reasons, please contact us at (541) 617-0776 so that we may work with you to make reasonable accommodations.


Physical books and DVDs can be returned 24/7 via exterior book drops at all libraries. All returned materials are held in quarantine for 96 hours prior to being checked in. Your item(s) will not be late due to being held in quarantine, and 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 10 business days, please contact us at (541) 617-0776 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.


Limited services at this time include the ability to copy, print, and fax. A limited number of public computers are available; they may be reserved for one-hour time slots by signing up in person at your library. Meeting rooms, public seating, and children’s play areas are not available.


You can apply for a library card. Deschutes County residents 17 and older can apply online here by clicking on “Pre-apply online.” We will process applications online and get a card number to you via email within three business days. To apply for a library card for a child 16 and under, call (541) 617-0776 or contact us via this form and request that a child’s library card application be emailed or mailed to you.


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 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) 617-0776 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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