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Using Your Library This Week


Posted By:  Tina Walker Davis
Date Posted:  11/29/2021

NOVEMBER 29–DECEMBER 5, 2021 

All Deschutes Public Library locations are open for browsing, use of computers and Wi-Fi, and seating. There is no time limit on visits. Library hours this week are:

  • Downtown Bend Library: Monday–Thursday, 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.; Friday–Sunday, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • East Bend Library: Monday–Saturday, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; closed Sunday 
  • Redmond Library: Monday–Thursday, 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.; Friday–Saturday, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; closed Sunday
  • La Pine Library, Sisters Library, Sunriver Library: Tuesday–Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday
  • Library Administration Offices: Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–noon, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday

Per state mandate, everyone five and older is required to wear a face mask while indoors, including at all Deschutes Public Library locations. People participating in Library programs held outdoors are also required to wear face masks. 

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The Library is hosting weekly drop-in COVID vaccination clinics at two library locations; these clinics are coordinated by Deschutes County Health Services. No appointment is required for these free clinics:

>> Downtown Bend Library: Wednesdays, 1:00–5:00 p.m. 

>> La Pine Library: Tuesdays, noon–3:00 p.m.

You can find access to COVID vaccine at multiple locations in Deschutes County by visiting https://bit.ly/vaccinecalendar.

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

  • Face masks are required at all Deschutes Public Library locations.
  • Computers are available for public use by all ages.
  • Services such as Homeword Bound, interlibrary loans (ILLs), and obituary research are now available.
  • Tutor and meeting rooms are now available for reservations. Note that people using tutor and meeting rooms must agree to comply with all COVID-19 directives, specifically masks. Noncompliance will result in loss of room use for six months. 
  • Children’s play areas (early learning spaces) are not currently available; children may still access computers.

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.  

Some museum passes are available for check out again. 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, June 23, 2021


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