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

Guidelines for In-person Services

  1. Face coverings are required.
  2. Maintain a 6-foot distance between you and others during your visit.
  3. Please keep browsing to 20 minutes or less (computer use to 45 minutes). With limited capacity, keeping your visit brief allows more people to access services.

Watch this video to learn more about what you can expect when you visit the Library in-person.

For individuals unable to wear a face covering, alternative services, such as curbside service, will be provided. 

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.
Browsing and Computer Access: Monday to Friday 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

Please note: The Library! at Bown Crossing will be a polling place on Tuesday, November 3. For this reason, computer access will not be available on November 2 and November 3, and less parking availability is expected in the area on November 3. To find your polling location, visit the Ada County Clerk’s Polling Place Locator online. 

Library! at Cole & Ustick
Curbside Hold Pickup: Monday to Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Browsing Hours: Monday to Friday 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Computer Access: Monday to Friday 10 a.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.
Browsing and Computer Access: Monday to Friday 4 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.
Browsing Hours: Monday to Friday 4 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.
Browsing and Computer Access: Monday to Friday 2 p.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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
Telecirc: (208) 384-4450
TTY: 1-800-377-3529
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Interim Director: Kristine Miller

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