During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Way of Life Facility (WOLF) remains closed according to Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community guidelines, and so the Salt River Library is continuing to stay virtual with programs offered through the WOLF Facebook page.
“We, along with the other divisions of Community Recreational Services, have strived to offer virtual programming while working from home, and the library offers programs on Zoom at least twice a month,” said Salt River Librarian Melissa Rave.
Library materials are still not offered for in-person check-in or check-out; however, a vast collection of magazines is available for check-out through rbdigital, a digital magazine collection made possible by a service of Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records.
Available magazines include The New Yorker, US Weekly, National Geographic, Smithsonian Magazine, Native American Art Magazine and many more.
To sign up for an account with access to rbdigital, head to arizonastateaz.rbdigital.com and register with your Salt River Tribal Library card number.
Any Community-member library patron who may still have books or DVDs can call the Salt River Library at (480) 362-6600 and leave a message with the book title(s) and their name. The titles and materials will be auto-renewed for them. They may also email the library at TribalLibrary@SRPMIC-nsn.gov. Community members are advised to place materials in a small bin or basket that is labeled so they will have it available when they are able to safely return it. As a reminder, there are no late fees for Salt River Tribal Library patrons.