Based on CDC recommendations, Avondale libraries are closed until further notice. 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 this time and items put on hold will be ready to pick up as soon as we reopen.
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 further notice.
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?
Not at this time. When the library is re-opened, the option to hold materials will be available again.
4) I got an email saying that my items are ready to be picked-up?
As the building is closed to the public, holds cannot be picked up at this time. However, items held before the closure will be waiting for you when we re-open.
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.