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Scottsdale Public Library
April 2020

We Are Still Here For You!

While library branches remain closed, three of the Scottsdale Library locations (Appaloosa, Arabian and Mustang Libraries) are able to continue to lend items to the public via their drive-thrus. They are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, as is our call center, which you can reach at 480-312-7323.

See the FAQ at the bottom of this email for more information.



Fine Forgiveness

The Scottsdale Public Library is offering Fine Forgiveness until May 31.

Return your overdue items to a Scottsdale Public Library book drop, then speak to a staff member to get your fines & fees waived through one of the following methods:

  1. Call 480-312-7323.
  2. Shoot us an online message through Ask-a-Librarian.
  3. Visit us a drive-thru window at Appaloosa Library, Arabian Library, or Mustang Library.

If you don't have any overdue items but owe past fines, we'll delete those too. Just let us know!

Learn more on our website:



Digital Library Services

We offer free eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies, magazines, AcornTV, newspapers and kids' books that can be accessed on computers and mobile devices. All you need is your library card and 4-digit PIN.

More information and help can be found at

Research services can be found in Learning and Research. Take advantage of this time to enroll in a free online continuing education class through Universal Class or learn a new language.



Don’t Have A Library Card?

We are temporarily offering online card registrations to Maricopa County residents while we are closed. Simply fill out this form to register; this library card will allow you access to our digital resources and a restricted 3-item checkout limit. Visit us at the library when you are able and show us proof of ID and proof of address to remove all restrictions.



Here is additional information that you may find helpful:

Q. How do I borrow an item?
A: Use the Library’s website or call our call center (480-312-7323) to request an item for pickup.

Q: How do I return a library item?
A: You can return items at the book drops outside of the libraries.

Q: How do I renew an item?
A: You can renew online when logged into your account, or call 480-312-2434

Q: My library card is expired / is expiring soon. What do I do?
A: Call the call center 480-312-7323. They will help you.

Q: I don’t feel comfortable leaving home to return an item. What do I do?
A: Call us and let us know. You will not incur fines.

Q: I returned a book, but it hasn’t been reflected on my account. Why is that?
A: It may take 3 days for books to get checked back into the system after returning in the book drop. You will not be charged any late fees during this 3-day time period.



Stay Connected:

Stay connected by visiting our social media for virtual programming, book recommendations, and more!

    Facebook   Virtual Storytimes are posted on Facebook 10 a.m. Monday-Thursday

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    Goodreads   Read our reviews on Goodreads

    YouTube   Visit our Library Channel on YouTube


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