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Cherry Lane and Silverstone open for browsing

As of Monday, September 28, our main branch at 1326 W. Cherry Lane and Silverstone branch at 3531 E. Overland Road are now open for self-service browsing, in addition to holds pickup and computer lab use! All patrons over the age of 2 must wear a face covering to access services in the buildings. To ensure social distancing, we will limit occupancy to 23 patrons at Cherry Lane and 10 patrons at Silverstone at all times. 


Self-service browsing 

Make your own selections from our shelves! Then use the self-checkout stands or the cloudLibrary app on your own device to check out items. We are limiting browsing time to 20 minutes.

Holds pickup 

Select items in advance through the catalog. You will receive notifications when your items are ready for pickup at your preferred location! When you arrive, find your items on the holds shelf and then use the self-checkout stands or the cloudLibrary app to check them out. 

We are also offering outdoor holds pickup at our Silverstone location. Call 208-888-4451 to make arrangements. 

Computer lab access 

Computer lab sessions are limited to 1 hour per patron. Printing and scanning are available. Computer help is limited, since we are observing social distancing at all times.

Returns through book drops 

We are quarantining items for one week before checking them in. For that reason, items will still show up on your account for at least 7 days after you have returned them. This process won't impact your ability to check out more items in the meantime, and it also won't result in any late fees because we no longer charge them! 

Study Room Reservations (Cherry Lane location only) 

Study rooms are available by reservation 10 am - 7:30 pm Monday - Thursday; 10 am - 5:30 pm Friday; 10:30 am - 4:30 pm Saturday; and 1:30 - 4:30 pm Sunday. Call 208-888-4451 to reserve a room. Study rooms can accommodate up to 2 people. Each room is equipped with a computer that is set up for video conferencing. Face coverings are not required while in a study room with the door closed. 


Although bathrooms are open at the Cherry Lane location, there is no public bathroom access at Silverstone.

Digital materials are available 24/7. 

Most library events remain online only. We are introducing some limited outdoor events this fall. Check our event calendar for new opportunities. 

We are not accepting donated items at this time. 


Learn more about current services and safety precautions