Our COVID-19 Response
All Latah County Library District locations were closed beginning March 18, 2020 until further notice to help minimize the risk and impact of COVID-19 in the community. Staff will continue to work on a very limited basis. We will answer voicemails as soon as possible.
All programming, events, meetings, exam proctoring, and in-person storytimes are cancelled until further notice at all seven branches of the Latah County Library District. Check our current online schedule and Facebook page for online programming and storytimes for children.
All Latah County Library District book drops are closed. With Governor Brad Little's stay-at-home order in effect from March 25 - April 15, staff will not be present at the library to check in your materials. Please keep your materials until we are able to accept them again.
All due dates have been extended and no patron will be charged with late fines.
Area residents are encouraged to use their library cards to access the library’s free digital resources at http://latahlibrary.org/digital-resources/resources , including but not limited to downloadable ebooks and audiobooks, magazines, streaming movies, and online courses. Online registration for free library cards is available through the Valnet catalog at http://valnet.org.
Patrons will not be able to place holds on materials at this time. If you would like to keep track of materials to place on hold for a later time, add your materials to Valnet “Lists." This feature allows you to create and save lists of materials for later review and access. For additional instructions, including a tutorial video, click here.
Unfortunately, our planned curbside hold delivery has been cancelled. Confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Whitman County, and our first priority is the safety of the community and library staff. We will continue to provide a variety of alternative services through our website and Facebook page.
Chris Sokol, Director
March 23, 2020