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Using Your Library This Week


Posted By:  Tina Walker Davis
Date Posted:  6/21/2021

Week of JUNE 21, 2021

All Deschutes Public Library locations are OPEN for visits of up to two hours, including browsing, use of computers and WiFi, and limited seating. For the week of June 21 through June 27, Library hours are:

  • Downtown Bend Library, East Bend Library, Redmond Library: Monday–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: Monda–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–noon, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. 

Deschutes Public Library requires that all staff and customers wear a mask at all times while in library buildings, regardless of vaccination status. If you are experiencing symptoms such as headache, fever, or body aches, please do not enter the library. Thank you for your help and understanding as we work to make the Library a safe, welcoming, and accessible place for everyone.

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Throughout June, the Downtown Bend Library and the Redmond Library are hosting weekly drop-in COVID vaccination clinics coordinated by Deschutes County Health Services. No appointment is required for these free clinics. You can drop in for your first dose or your second (for second doses, only Pfizer will be available; bring you vaccination record with you if you've already received a first dose):

>> Downtown Bend Library: Wednesdays throughout June, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

>> Redmond Library: Thursdays throughout June, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

You can find access to COVID vaccine at multiple locations in Deschutes Count by visiting https://www.stcharleshealthcare.org/CentralOregonCOVIDVaccine.

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

The following operating procedures and safety measures are in place in all library locations:

  • Building occupancy in public spaces is reduced to ensure proper social distancing. 
  • Masks are required at all times in library buildings.
  • Customer visits are limited to a maximum of two hours.
  • Computers are available for public use by all ages.
  • Printing and copying are available at no cost; faxing/scanning is also available free of charge.
  • Services such as Homeword Bound, interlibrary loans (ILLs), and obituary research are now available.
  • Meeting rooms and 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.  

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) 617-7050 during open hours

Page Last Modified Thursday, July 30, 2020


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