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Scottsdale Public Library
June 2020


Scottsdale Public Libraries begin reopening June 8

On behalf of the Scottsdale Public Library team, I am happy to share that the Scottsdale Libraries will begin reopening to the public on Monday, June 8. While we have been able to keep our drive-thrus open since the library buildings closed to the public on March 17, we have missed seeing everyone at our branches.

Please know that we are opening the library buildings in a thoughtful manner. In a great effort to keep library users, city staff and our community safe, the libraries and the services we will initially provide will be limited.

To start, only two of our four libraries will be open to the public – Civic Center and Mustang Libraries. Appaloosa and Arabian Libraries will continue to offer drive-thru services. These changes are in response to the public health and economic environments created by the COVID-19 pandemic, and we plan to re-institute services and hours at at later date.

Here is a breakdown of Scottsdale Public Library Hours of operation, starting Monday, June 8:

Civic Center Library

  • Monday - Thursday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday - Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m.

Curbside Pick-Up at Civic Center Library*

  • Monday - Thursday – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday – 1 to 4 p.m.

*Curbside Pick up at Civic Center Library is a new service which began in May. This service allows for patrons to pick up holds at Civic Center Library, in a touchless manner.

Mustang Library

  • Monday - Thursday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday - Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m.

Drive-Thru Service Hours

  • Monday - Thursday – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday – 1 to 4 p.m.

Appaloosa and Arabian Drive-Thru Service

  • Wednesday & Thursday – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday – 1 to 5 p.m.

Palomino Library is now permanently closed, as was planned in 2019. That library space now functions as a school library for Desert Mountain High School.

Inside of the libraries, you will see that modifications have been made to encourage physical distancing and discourage group gatherings. Extra sanitation measures are also in place. Library staff will be wearing face coverings and will follow the other CDC health guidelines. At this time, we strongly encourage library patrons to wear face coverings, wash their hands frequently and limit the amount of time spent inside the library. 

While we will do our best to safely assist library users, side by side/close proximity/in person interactions between public and staff are not possible given physical distancing recommendations. If you need specific help, use our digital resources, call 480-312-READ or go online to the Ask-a-Librarian portal – these options offer great contactless customer service.

The library is also suspending in-person programs for the time being. It is our hope to bring back all programs soon.

The COVID-19 global pandemic has certainly imposed challenges to our usual library service model. The library staff have quickly, creatively and effectively tackled these challenges to meet our mission statement of Putting People at the Heart of Dynamic Services. Welcome back to Scottsdale Public Library! We value your patronage.


Kira Peters
Scottsdale Public Library Director


Scottsdale Libraries Reopen


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