Summer at the Library

Summer at the Library During Covid-19

The health and safety of our staff and community is our top priority at Boise Public Library. Following both state and local guidelines, we are taking a cautious approach to service expansions, and we continue to evaluate and adjust services as safety protocols allow. Below you will find the most up-to-date information about the current services and ways you can connect with Boise Public Library.

Curbside Hold Pickup
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Saturday at all locations

Computer Access Appointments
Limited computer access is available by appointment at the following locations: 

  • Main Library from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday to Saturday
  • Library! at Cole & Ustick from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday to Saturday
  • Library! at Hillcrest from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday to Saturday

Make an appointment online or call 208-972-8200

Remote Services

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the Library reopen for browsing?
For the health and safety of our staff and community, all library facilities are closed until further notice. With the recent increase in cases in Ada County and the return to Stage 3, the Library will remain closed for the time being. However, curbside hold pickup and computer access appointments are still available.

Can I drop donations off in the book drops?
Please hang on to your donations! Due to safety protocol, we cannot accept donations at this time on behalf of the Friends of the Library nonprofit. We encourage you to hang on to your donations so that they are not discarded.

I returned my book in the book drop a few days ago, but now I got an overdue notice. Why?
We are currently putting all materials into a 5+ day quarantine when they are returned to the Library. Thus, you will notice a delay in items being checked back in to the system once returned. However, this should not impact your ability to place new holds.

Can I book a meeting room for my group for this fall?
We are not currently accepting any reservations for meeting rooms. Please stay tuned as we continue to evaluate and expand services as our safety protocols allow.

How long will it take for my hold to be ready for curbside pickup?
The time it takes for your hold to be ready can vary from item to item. We appreciate your patience as we work through a large quantity curbside hold requests to get materials out to our community!

How can I get the latest updates about Library services? 
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Contact Us

Phone: (208) 972-8200
Telecirc: (208) 384-4450
TTY: 1-800-377-3529

Interim Director: Kristine Miller

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