Programs & Services

Library Services During Covid-19

Find the most up-to-date information about the current services and ways you can connect with Boise Public Library below.

Current Services

Limited in-person services are available at all locations as listed below along with curbside hold pickup and computer access.

Guidelines for In-person Services

  1. Face coverings that properly cover both your nose and mouth are required.
  2. Maintain a 6-foot distance between you and others during your visit.
  3. Please keep browsing to 20 minutes or less. With limited capacity, keeping your visit brief allows more people to access services.

In-person Services and Browsing Hours
A limited number of customers will be allowed inside during the following hours:

  • All Boise Public Library locations: Monday – Friday, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Computer Access
Computer access varies by location, and use is limited to 45 minutes per day. Please see summary below for specific location hours.

Curbside Hold Pickup
Curbside hold pickup will continue to be available from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday at all locations.

Service Summary by Location

Library! at Bown Crossing
Curbside hold pickup: Monday to Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Building open for browsing and computer access: Monday to Friday 2 p.m.-6 p.m.

Library! at Cole & Ustick
Curbside hold pickup: Monday to Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Building open for browsing: Monday to Friday 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
Computer access: Monday to Friday 2 p.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Library! at Collister
Curbside hold pickup: Monday to Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Building open for browsing and computer access: Monday to Friday 2 p.m.-6 p.m.

Library! at Hillcrest
Curbside hold pickup: Monday to Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Building open for browsing: Monday to Friday 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
Computer access: Monday to Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Main Library
Curbside hold pickup: Monday to Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Building open for browsing: Monday to Friday 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
Computer access (Hayes Auditorium Only): Monday to Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Other Services Not Available

  • Tree City Books in the Main Library is closed until further notice.
  • Donations are not accepted at this time.
  • No physical magazines or newspapers are available.
  • Meeting rooms and study rooms are not available as walk-in or by reservation.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?
We are not currently accepting any reservations for meeting rooms.

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
Renewal by Phone: (208) 972-8980
TTY: 1-800-377-3529
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Library Director:  Jessica Dorr

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