Welcome back! We appreciate your continued support while we navigate this unique time.

  • The Library is open for browsing with a capacity of 50 people at one time. 
  • We are asking patrons to limit their visits to 30 minutes or less to allow as many people access to the library as possible.
  • Computers will remain in the multipurpose room for scheduled 45 minute sessions. 
  • The Library Multipurpose Room, Board Room, and Study Rooms are closed at this time, and cannot be reserved.

Browsing and Computer Lab hours:
  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday – 1pm to 5pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday – 2pm to 6pm
  • Saturday – 10am to 2pm

Read some Frequently Asked Questions HERE.
We opened our permanent holds pickup window on October 19!

The Nampa Public Library began offering curbside pickup of holds during the pandemic, and we are pleased to report that, due to its popularity, we opened a permanent option to pick up holds at the window on 3rd St. S. The holds window was officially opened on Monday, October 19 at 11 a.m. with Mayor Debbie Kling checking out the first item at the window.

The addition of this permanent window, conveniently located next to the outdoor book return, was originally designed as a way for the library to provide contactless pickup for patrons during the COVID-19 crisis, and we are thankful this will be a permanent option for our community long into the future. We ask patrons call 208-468-5812 before coming to the window for pickup.

Nampa Public Library holds pickup window hours are:
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am-5pm
  • Tuesday, Thursday: 10am-6pm
  • Saturday: 10am-2pm

Nampa Library Director Claire Connley said, “We are thrilled to be able to offer this new service to our patrons. It will be valuable to many in our community who make use of it.” 
Come to the Library and enjoy our new Self-Checks!

These new checkouts are very interactive and easy-to-use.
  • Step 1: Scan your library card
  • Step 2: Place up to 10 items on the checkout shelf at one time (depending on the size of the items). Wait until the titles appear on the screen. Continue this process for all of your items.
  • Step 3: Confirm your items. Review the list of items and ensure all your items were identified and properly checked out.
  • Step 4: Choose a receipt option. You also have the option of waiting and the self-check session will end and automatically email you a receipt, without having to touch the machine at all.
You also have another hands-free option for checking out library items!

Download the cloudLibrary app to your phone!

This app allows patrons to check out items using your phone camera, and deactivate the items on your way out of the Library using our Fastlane RFID pad!

There are also some other great features in this app, including:
  • Digital Library Card - flip your library card around so you can use the barcode on the self-checkout machines!
  • "Pack it" - add books to your Book Bag from the "Items Due Soon" page and make your trip to the Library easier!
  • Renew your items directly from the "My Books" section of the app.
  • You can mark books as "Read" which will save them in your history, giving you a record of which items you have checkout and finished.
  • Activity bags will be available beginning Nov. 9. They will be available all month or until supplies run out.

  • We will have a live book talk on Nov. 13. Follow our Facebook page for more information. There will also be a "digital escape room" for families to try at home!
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