COVID-19 Response and Resources

In order to protect the health of our patrons and staff, the library is closed until further notice. All meetings and programs are cancelled through the end of April. We encourage patrons to check this site and our  Facebook page for updates. Staff will also be available by phone, 253.841.5454, to answer questions between 10 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday. You can also email questions to puylib@ci.puyallup.wa.us

City of Puyallup COVID-19 Links

For up-to-date information on closures, please visit the City’s COVID-19 Information and Resources page.

To view the COVID-19 declaration and learn more about the measures being taken by the City, please visit the News Release page.

What to Expect While the Library is Closed

Although the physical building is closed, the library still has much to offer.  If you currently have items checked out, you may keep them until we reopen.  No fines or fees will be charged if the materials are returned in good condition even if they are overdue.  There is no need to renew your items.  We will do that for you automatically.  If you have a hold on an item, the hold will remain in place until we reopen.  Holds cannot be picked up at this time.

The external book drop is closed as of 3/23/20.  If you have materials at home, please hold on to them until we reopen.  No fines will be added during this period.

All programs scheduled through April 30, 2020  have been cancelled.  This includes Play to Learn, Storytime, AARP tax help, Fred’s Creative Kids and the Great Decisions discussion group.  

Reference Services

During the closure, the library will offer limited reference services.  If you have a question about your card, accessing electronic materials, cancelling a meeting room or other time sensitive requests, you can reach us by email, puylib@ci.puyallup.wa.us or phone 253.841.5454. During the closure, we will also reply to text message queries sent to 253.268.9781.  The phones and email are staffed from 10am-5pm Monday-Friday only.

Electronic Resources Available 24/7

This is a core list of resources that everyone with a Puyallup Library card can access.  Your library card number is located on your card and is 14-digits long.  Your PIN number is 4-digits and is often the last 4 digits of the phone number you used when you received your card.  If you are unsure of either, please call  253.841.5454,  Monday through Friday, 10am-5pm and we can assist.  For a more comprehensive list of electronic resources, please see our database page.

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To check your library account please visit:

https://puyal.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/

Click Log In at the top of the page and enter your library card number and PIN to access your account.

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For ebooks and audiobooks, you can login to the Overdrive web site for the Washington Anytime Library or use the Libby app. Both require your library card and PIN.

https://anytime.overdrive.com/

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RBDigital is a service that provides a variety of magazines, classic ebooks and some audiobooks. This resource also has an app available both for Apple and Windows or you can use the web site. Create an account using your library card number.

https://puyallupwa.rbdigital.com/

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Freegal is a service offering access to thousands of songs. Enter your library card and PIN to access the collection. You can use their app or the web site.

https://cityofpuyallup.freegalmusic.com/home?showPopup=true


External Resources

For centralized information on how Washington State and the Federal government are responding to COVID-19, please visit:

Washington State Department of Health

Governor Jay Inslee’s coronavirus page

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Federal Government Response to Coronavirus

For information on unemployment benefits and employment resources, please visit:

Washington State Employment Security Department---Unemployment Benefits Page

WorkSource Washington

O-Net is a site that blends multiple federal government resources for job seekers.  Includes the Occupational Outlook Handbook that lists hundreds of jobs, average annual salaries, education requirements, career growth outlook and more.