Current library services

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Use FVRL's in-branch, curbside, or remote library services.

In-branch services

We're slowly expanding our services. Drop in during in-branch hours. No scheduling needed!

What you can do

Please keep in mind

  • We require that you wear a mask throughout your entire visit, unless you're under age five. (Masks provided on request.)
  • If you have books to donate, please contact us to find out which branches are currently accepting donations, or contact the FVRL Foundation.
  • Feeling sick? We encourage anyone with a fever, cough, or shortness of breath to please stay home and use our online resources or contact us.

Curbside or walk-up services

Most FVRL libraries provide curbside service. Check for curbside hours at your location.

Pick up holds or other requests

  • First, make your request—place a hold on an item in the catalog, or request a Library Sampler.
  • We'll notify you via when your item(s) are ready to pick up.
  • No need to make an appointment—just arrive anytime during curbside hours and call the number on the curbside sign when you reach the library. We'll ask for your name and library card number.
  • For streamlined service, you can use the Pick Up NOW feature in the FVRL catalog app.
  • Staff will place your items in your trunk or use another no-contact method arranged ahead of time.

Other curbside or walk-up services

  • Return materials 24/7 in our book returns.
  • Use free FVRL Wi-Fi outside our buildings.
  • Check out a Chromebook for two hours (not available at Yacolt Library Express). Chromebooks may be used in the library parking lot or around the library exterior.

Have more questions? See our Curbside FAQs.

Remote and at-home library services

We come to you! If you can't easily get to a library due to distance or mobility, if you're traveling, or if you'd prefer to use the library from the comfort of your home, please check out these services.

Get help

  • Contact us. Submit a question, request assistance using resources, or get help with your account.
  • Get a library card.

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