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Changes to Service

The Lewiston City Library will be closing to the public beginning Friday, March 20th. Due dates for materials have been extended until April 30th in order to protect those individuals who do not feel comfortable leaving their homes.

If you would like to take advantage of our digital resources, please call the library to sign up for a free library card. You can do this from home without physically coming to the library.

To Return Items

  • You can return items at our two drop-off locations:
  1. Drop box on the wall of the 5th street side of the library building.
  2. Drop box in the back of the Rosauers parking lot.

VALNet Library Catalog
The Valley Automated Library Network, or VALNet, is a consortium of public and school libraries in the Southeastern Washington and North Central Idaho region that share their resources, information and online catalog. The VALNet library catalog expands your choices by providing materials from other libraries within the consortium, and materials can be returned to any VALNet library.  

Reference Assistance

We encourage patrons to seek the assistance of library staff in finding answers and solutions to reference questions. A valid library card is NOT required to receive reference help; however, a valid card is needed to check out items from the library. Staff is prohibited from performing tasks of a personal business nature, such as giving tax advice, conducting business on behalf of the patron, recommending a medical practitioner or attorney, etc. 

Interlibrary Loans (ILL)
Interlibrary Loan service allows libraries to access and borrow items outside of their own library system. If you can't find the item you're looking for in the VALNet library catalog, please contact the library for ILL consideration.

Please keep in mind:

  • ILL is limited solely to books
  • Requested books may take as long as two weeks to arrive
  • Some items may involve an ILL fee
  • Some items borrowed from other libraries may not be renewed
  • ILL from Lewiston City Library is only available to Lewiston city residents

Email Interlibrary Loan or phone the library at 208.798.2525.

Fines and Charges
Fines will be charged to the patron's account for materials that are lost, damaged or returned incomplete. You will be blocked from checking out additional materials if you accumulate $5 or more in fines or charges.