Using the Library

The health and safety of Library staff and patrons is our priority as we navigate this health emergency. We are regularly updating this page with changes to library service.

All locations of Kitsap Regional Library are currently closed.

We know that this creates a hardship for many in our community, but it is imperative that we all do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19.​ While the Library is closed:

  • Please connect with questions about your Library account, accessing tools and resources on our website, or general reference questions through email or by phone (360)405-9100
  • Book drops are also closed, so please keep your items until we reopen
  • Due dates on any materials that are currently out will be extended until we reopen
  • Online payment processing has been temporarily stopped
  • The limit for ebooks and audiobooks checked out online has been increased from 10 items to 20 items

May 11, 2020 letter from Jill Jean, Library Director

May 4, 2020 letter from Jill Jean, Library Director

April 15, 2020 letter from Jill Jean, Library Director

March 12, 2020 letter from Jill Jean, Library Director

March 12, 2020 press release

 


 

The Library Online

You don’t have to visit the Library to get great library service! If you prefer not to visit the library in person, you can still:​

  1. Download an eBook, Audiobook or music to your favorite device
  2. Browse more than 3,500 online magazines through RBDigital
  3. Research, with access to more than 40 online learning tools and databases
  4. Learn through online courses on Lynda.com, Mango Languages, Learning Express and more
  5. Read local and national newspapers 

Access everything free with your library card. If you are a Kitsap resident and don’t have a Library card, you can easily get digital access by applying for a Library card online.


Get Informed

It's important to remember that COVID-19 isn't connected to race, ethnicity or nationality. Stigma will not help fight the illness. Sharing accurate information from trusted sources is critical to reducing misinformation. Find reliable and current information about the outbreak from local, state, and national agencies below.​

Kitsap County Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Information
This page is designed to help Kitsap County residents find information and assistance during the coronavirus outbreak. It is maintained by the Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center and updated daily with new resources.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Comprehensive information and live updates about the spread and containment efforts.

World Health Organization (WHO)
Basic preventative measures and resources.

Washington State Department of Health
Keep up-to-date on how the Coronavirus is affecting Washington State residence.

Kitsap Public Health District
A healthy lifestyle starts at home. Stay informed on what’s happening in our community.

Additional COVID-19 Resources
A resource list of assistance and information relevant to Kitsap County residence, compiled by Kitsap Regional Library.