News

9/5/20 Update

The Library District has been given permission to move forward with a limited opening.  All patron services will be available by appointment and library hours will be expanded.

Branch Hours

Newport: Monday-Thursday, 10am-6pm; Friday & Saturday, 10am-5pm

Calispel Valley: Tuesday-Thursday & Saturday, 10am-5pm

Ione: Tuesday-Thursday, 10am-5pm

Metaline Falls: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, 10am-5pm

Services & Appointments

Users can make appointments for the following services: computer use, faxing, copying, curbside pickups, one-on-one assistance, browsing, and family browsing.

Anyone entering the library will be required to answer health screening questions, have their temperature taken, and wear a mask over their nose and mouth the entire time (ages 5+).

All appointments are limited to one person except for family browsing.  Family browsing will allow up to 4 people in per reservation.

Making an Appointment

To make an appointment, do one of the following:

  • Download the free MyLibro app and self schedule for any service, anytime
  • Go to pocld.me/appointment to schedule for curbside service
  • Call your local branch at 800-366-3654 (listen through the whole menu to find your branch’s extension)

We are limited to having only 10 people inside the building at any given time, so appointments are required to ensure we do not exceed our cap.

Questions or comments can be sent to the Library Director at info@pocld.org or by calling 800-366-3654 x 55.


Curbside service and computer reservations are slated to begin the week of June 8.  Hours will be more limited than usual, so please be sure to verify staff is on site before you come.

Curbside/Computer Reservation Hours

Newport: Tuesday – Thursday, 1-6pm; Friday & Saturday, 12-5pm

Calispel Valley: Tuesday – Thursday &  Saturday, 10am-3pm

Ione: Tuesday – Thursday, 1-5pm

Metaline Falls: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, 1-5pm

Computer reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance by calling 800-366-3654 or emailing info@pocld.org.  You can call any branch to make an appointment at your chosen location.  Anyone who enters the building will be required to sanitize their hands, have their temperature taken, and answer health screening questions prior to entry.  We prefer if you wear a mask.

To pick up holds, please either call within 10-15 minutes of your arrival at the library or when you arrive.  Staff will bring your items out to the designated hold area.  We would appreciate you staying in your vehicle until the items have been placed in the hold area and staff have reentered the building.

Please reach out if you have questions.


Due to the extension of the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order, the reopening plan that was slated to begin on May 11 has been delayed. Pend Oreille County is eligible for a variance, which will allow us to move through the reopening phases more quickly, but at this point it is unclear when the approval will happen.

As soon as we receive clear direction from the county and Northeast Tri-County Health, we will update you with the new timeline.

If you have any questions about this process, please call the Library Director, Mandy, at 800-366-3654 x 55 or email info@pocld.org.


FAQ about the COVID-19 Library Closures:

  • What happens to our holds?

  Holds can be picked up at the following times:

 Newport: Tuesday, 3/17, 4-8pm; Wednesday, 3/18, 3-6pm
 Calispel Valley: Wednesday, 3/18, 3-6pm
 Ione: Wednesday, 3/18, 3-6pm
 Metaline Falls: Wednesday, 3/18, 3-6pm

After Wednesday, there will be no holds shipment as many of our partner libraries will also be closed.

  • What happens to the stuff we have checked out?

Due dates will be extended, when possible, or you can simply keep them until we reopen (we do not have overdue fines).  Items can also be returned to the outdoor drop boxes at each library; there will be no penalty for putting audiovisual items in the drop during the closure.

  • Can I still check out eBooks?

Yes!  All of our digital collections will be available.  Additionally, we have removed blocks so all accounts should be able to check out, even if there are items overdue or old fines on your account.  We will also be increasing the items you can borrow on Hoopla.

  • What if I need to use a computer?

Unfortunately, no one will be allowed into the library beginning March 17.  However, our WiFi will remain on and is usually accessible from outside the library.

  • I have more questions.  How can I contact you?

You can email info@pocld.org or call the Library Director, Mandy, at 800-366-3654 x 55.