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During Avondale’s Public Library closures, residents can pick up library materials at Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive, and Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library, 495 E. Western Avenue.

Library patrons will have the following options to request items: Placing items on hold through the online catalog (avondale.polarislibrary.com/polaris/); emailing a request to emailLibrary@avondaleaz.gov; or calling the libraries to place requests with a staff member (Avondale Civic Center Library 623-333-2602, Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library 623-333-2601).

The service will be available 10 a.m. to noon and 4 to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 3 to 5 p.m. Friday. A library card number and PIN will be needed to place a library material request.

Requests are limited to 10 items at a time and will apply to books, DVDs, CDs and audiobooks.  Beyond Books kits will not be available for checkout.

Requests will be filled by staff in the order they are received. Patrons will be contacted by email or phone when their library material request is ready. 

When arriving at the designated library for pick up, patrons should go to the front door entrance where library staff will be stationed to hand over library items. 

A library card and valid identification will be required at time of pick up.

In accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, the public is advised not to visit the library curbside program if they are experiencing any signs or symptoms of illness including but not limited to; shortness of breath, fever, sore throat or cough.  Stay home and minimize exposure to others. 

Due dates have been suspended and fines will not accrue while libraries are closed.  

Items can be returned through the libraries’ outdoor book drops, which are available 24 hours a day.

For questions or more information, call Avondale Civic Center Library 623-333-2602 or the Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library 623-333-2601 or visit avondalelibrary.org.