Sno-Isle Libraries now offering contact-free services

Contact-free pickup is now available at all 23 of Sno-Isle Libraries community libraries across Snohomish and Island counties.

Library customers can go to www.sno-isle.org, browse the collection and place holds on books and other physical materials. Customers will receive an automated email and/or phone call when their requested items are ready for contact-free pick up during operating hours at their community library.

photo of Congressman Rick Larsen and a customer at Mukilteo Library
Congressman Rick Larsen, D-2nd Dist., delivers library items to customer Monica McClaskey on Friday, June 19 at Mukilteo Library during the soft-launch period of Sno-Isle Libraries contact-free service. More photos

Then, customers can go to their library and call the pickup-notification number posted at the library and listed online. A library staff member will meet the customer at the designated door, verify the name or library card number and place the items outside the door in a labeled, recyclable paper bag.

Customers may also now return borrowed library items. Customers should return items to designated crates outside the library during operating or use the exterior book return if it is open. All returned materials are quarantined for 72 hours before being handled and processed by staff members and returned to circulation.

Community library staff had been testing the new contact-free service over the past week in a soft-launch period.

Details on contact-free service for all 23 community libraries are posted at www.sno-isle.org/contact-free.

While Sno-Isle Libraries staff members are working in community libraries, the buildings remain closed to the public.

Sno-Isle Libraries buildings have been closed since March 13, following local and state guidelines regarding COVID-19. Since then, many new and expanded online resources, events and services have been developed and made available to customers and the public.

Contact-free services are allowed under the state’s Phase 2 guidelines. As some areas move to Phase 3, the library district will continue to provide services in ways that are safe for both customers and employees.

Contact-free library hours and pickup phone numbers

Arlington: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday: 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 360-651-7174

Brier: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; noon-7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday. 360-651-7176  

Camano Island: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday; noon-7 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday. 360-651-7173

Clinton: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Friday, Saturday; noon-7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday. 360-651-7178

Coupeville: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 360-651-7179

Darrington: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Thursday-Saturday; noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday. 360-651-7180

Edmonds: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 360-651-7181

Freeland: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 360-651-7182

Granite Falls: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 360-651-7183

Lake Stevens: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 360-651-7184

Lakewood/Smokey Point: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday; noon-7 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday. 360-651-7186

Langley: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday. 360-651-7185

Lynnwood: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 360-651-7187

Mariner: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday; noon-7 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday. 360-651-7190

Marysville: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 360-651-7188  

Mill Creek: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 360-651-7189

Monroe: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 360-651-7192

Mountlake Terrace: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 360-651-7193

Mukilteo: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 360-651-7194

Oak Harbor: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 360-651-7195

Snohomish: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 360-651-7196

Stanwood: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 360-651-7197

Sultan: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; noon-7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday. 360-651-7198