Based on CDC recommendations, Avondale libraries are closed until Monday, June 1st. The libraries will have a phased re-opening plan with modified hours and limited services. Please see the Re-opening web page for details. The health and safety of all who enjoy our libraries remains our top priority. We will continue to provide updates in every effort to give you the latest information. Please know that no overdue fines will be accrued during while we are closed.
While we are closed, new temporary library cards will be issued via email and phone. These cards will give you access to the digital products available on our website. This includes research databases, testing resources, career guides and practice tests, legal forms and downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, movies, TV series, comics and music. All e-media services are available at https://www.avondalelibrary.org/books-media/free-downloadables and e-resources are available at https://www.avondalelibrary.org/research .
For additional information about official City announcements regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) please check the City page: https://www.avondaleaz.gov/our-city/covid-19-response
Library Closure FAQs
1) Is the library open?
For the safety of patrons and staff, all Avondale Libraries are closed until Monday, June 1st. For details, please see our re-opening web page.
2) But my items are due tomorrow and I don’t want to pay late fees.
Due dates have been suspended and fines will not accrue while libraries are closed. Beginning Wednesday, April 1st, our book drops will also be closed.
3) Can I place a book or item on hold?
Yes, you can. The library is currently offering a holds contactless pickup service. Most library materials are available for holds pickup service from their owning location. For further details, please check our page on the Holds Pickup Service: https://www.avondalelibrary.org/services/holds-pickup-service
4) I got an email saying that my items are ready to be picked-up?
The library is currently offering a holds contactlesspickup service. The library will schedule a pickup window with you via phone or email. For further details, please check our page on the Holds Pickup Service: https://www.avondalelibrary.org/services/holds-pickup-service
5) What other resources do you provide since you are closed?
We have a wide range of online resources and downloadables that you can use on almost any device. You may check our research databases at https://www.avondalelibrary.org/research and https://www.avondalelibrary.org/books-media/free-downloadables for a full list of resources.
6) But I have overdue fees and my library card is expired…
Please call us at 623-333-BOOK or contact us online https://www.avondalelibrary.org/services/my-account/library-card-renewal to extend the expiration date on your card.
7) Can I come in to get a library card even though you are closed?
We can make you a temporary library card over the phone with your information and assign you a library card number valid for three months. Once we re-open, you may come in with proof of address and ID to obtain a permanent library card.
8.) Can I return my library materials?
Please continue to hold on to any library items you have checked out. If you are unable to hold on to these items, due to special circumstances, please contact the library at 623-333-BOOK.
9.) Can I still use the library WiFi?
Yes, the library WiFi network, AVLibrary, is still up and available for use outside of the library buildings and has been extended to include coverage at the City Hall Ampitheater. All you need is your library barcode and PIN. If you don't have a library card, please see our online WiFi card page for details on acquiring a temporary barcode to access the WiFi.