Inyo County Free Library
The Library has re-opened!
On a limited basis all branches of the Inyo County Free Library will be open to the public. The following are the re-opening hours for the branches.
BISHOP: Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm
BIG PINE: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12-5pm / Wednesday 2-7pm
INDEPENDENCE: Tuesday-Friday 12-5pm
LONE PINE: Tuesday-Friday 12-6pm
FURNACE CREEK: Wednesday-Thursday 4:30-8:30pm / Saturday 9am-12
TECOPA: Tuesday-Wednesday 7am-4pm
Masks are required for entrance. Public computers available. Contact your local branch for more information.
With the restricted access to the physical library we suggest that you might check out our
You can access these services with your regular library card and you PIN number (check with your branch library if you don't know your PIN).
If you don't have a card, an e-card is available and you can sign up using our online form.
For more information click below:
(Call your local branch library to get a regular library card to borrow from the physical library because we do have curbside pick-up during library closure.)
During this time of curtailed library services many publishing and education services have provided special access to their services. We have also found some links to sites that may be of interest as an alternative to the library, especially for kids. Click here for LIBRARY ALTERNATIVES.
For local coronavirus press releases and daily updates, local resources & guidance please see
We have also collected some helpful
Vaccines save lives. Protect yourself and your loved ones by getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more to build your vaccine confidence here (from the CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html
The State of California has created several tools to make it easier for Californians to learn more about the vaccine and how to sign up to be vaccinated when it is their turn. Visit vaccinateall58.com to learn the latest about vaccines and encourage your community to sign up to be notified when it is their turn to make an appointment to get vaccinated at myturn.ca.gov.
With flu season underway, and a Covid-19 vaccine recently approved for children ages 5-11, the U.S Department of Health and Human Services would like to call your attention to our partner toolkit with much useful information about flu and Covid-19 vaccines. https://www.cms.gov/flu-vaccine-partner-toolkit. The toolkit includes information specifically tailored to children and teens, as well as helpful tips for talking about vaccines with family and friends. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niam/parents/key-messages.html
It also has fact sheets explaining the difference between Covid-19 and the flu, and whether it’s safe to get Covid-19 and flu shots at the same time. (Yes, it is.) https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/faq-flu-season-2021-2022.htm; https://www.cdc.gov/flu/symptoms/flu-vs-covid19.htm
CA COVID-19 Rent Relief provides financial help to eligible landlords and renters for unpaid rent. Applications are now open. Check eligibility and apply for immediate relief at HousingIsKey.com or call 833-430-2122.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB) enrollment opens tomorrow, May 12, 2021. Eligible households can enroll through an approved provider or by visiting https://getemergencybroadband.org.
For more information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, please visit: https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit.
EBB Program Overview and Enrollment Procedures (FCC): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFvuASUK7r0
American Sign Language¦ EBB Program Overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERrCGJlsFzw
The Inyo County Free Library was formed in 1913, serves a population of about 18,000, and has six branches. The Library has a rich collection of local history materials at the Central Library in Independence, the county seat.
The library collection contains over 130,000 items, books, audio, and video, which can be discovered through our catalog. This collection is also supplemented through our e-services with collections of e-books, downloadable audiobooks, e-magazines, and streaming video. Public internet computers are available at all of the library branches.
For more information and help with the catalog go to our