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Library Closure:

The library will be closed for observance of Independence Day on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4. The library lobby is open for HOLD pick-ups only. New holds can now be placed on items. The drive-up book drop is available 24 hours and interior book drop is available Mon.-Fri 9 a.m-5 p.m. More library services will be available soon. Due dates on items checked out have been extended and expired library cards have been renewed to JULY 1. For City of Tempe COVID-19 updates check here. For more information on library services check here.

Library Closure Updates

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The library will be closed for observance of Independence Day on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4. 

June 29, 2020

Social distancing, wearing face masks required, and short visits are encouraged in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Library services available:

  • The Library is open for HOLD pick ups only. New holds can now be requested for items with the Library‚Äôs open lobby and touchless checkout
  • A library user may place up to 10 hold requests at any one time.
  • Customers are able to return items and pick up their holds from the lobby Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Using the Library's catalog to request items is the most efficient way to get exactly what you want.
  • When placing a hold for an item, customers need their library card and PIN number handy, and customers will be notified when their hold is ready for pickup from the lobby.
  • Holds will take time to process
  • Items on hold since March will be held until July 1.

Summer Reading Program:

It's Summer Reading time at TPL, and this week's theme is Fantasyland. Here's how to participate: 

  • Pick up a Fantasyland packet (while supplies last) in the lobby at the library
  • Complete the activities and crafts included in the packet. If you email us a picture of your Card Solider or Finger Puppet we will give you a secret code that will unlock an additional badge and some extra points! Email us @ tpl-youthprograms@tempe.gov
  • Read a Disney, Star Wars or Marvel book or comic.
  • Watch your favorite Disney, Star Wars, or Marvel movie.
  • Watch Bobby Moynihan read Star Wars: C-3PO Does NOT Like Sand!
  • For complete Summer Reading information visit: tempepubliclibrary.org/SummerReading

  Digital Services Available:

  • Entire Digital Library is available, including hoopla, OverDrive, cloudLibrary, RB Digital and Freegal Music, as well as research and information resources. 
  • Items from the OverDrive online collection have been increased to 12 checkouts. This will return to 8 checkouts when the library reopens.
  • Ancestry.com (library edition) is a library digital resource that is usually exclusively available only on library computers but now through JULY 31 you will be able to access from home with your library card.
  • Virtual programming continues (no in-person programs until further notice).

 Library Cards and Due Dates:

  • The library is extending due dates on all materials currently checked out until July 1. We will continue to monitor the situation and extend due dates accordingly.
  • Expired library cards have been renewed until July 1.
  • Items on hold since March will be held until July 1.

Services Not Available: 

To ensure the health and safety of patrons and staff the following services are postponed until further notice:
  • Interlibrary Loan Service is unavailable at this time.
  • Donations will not be accepted until further notice.

For City of Tempe COVID-19 updates check here.