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Finding Books for You

Thank you for choosing Boise Public Library! We are excited to help you access the wide variety of materials and items in our collection. We’ve put together some helpful guides to get you started in finding materials at the Library:

We are always happy to help you find and discover your next great read. If you’re looking for recommendations, take advantage of our Personalized Picks service to get personalized suggestions from our librarians that you can pick up during your next visit. Learn more on our Recommendations page.

Browse the Collection

In addition to the catalog search at the top of our website, visit our Browse the Collection page for items selected by our Library staff each month. You can also see What’s New in the catalog.

Looking for ebooks and other digital materials? Make sure to visit our Digital Collections page to see some of the available options for ebooks, audiobooks, digital magazines, and steaming video and music.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can always ask a librarian or request an item directly from our website.

Ida – An Idaho Library App

One of the easiest ways to renew materials, place holds, and view your Library account is using our app, Ida – An Idaho Library App. Ida is available for iOS and Android devices. Learn more on our Ida page.

Contact Us

Phone: (208) 972-8200
Item Renewal by Phone: (208) 972-8980
TTY: 1-800-377-3529

Library Director:  Jessica Dorr

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