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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Full browsing access available at Surprise libraries starting Monday

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Full browsing access will be back at all three Surprise libraries beginning Monday, April 26. The city’s library operator, Maricopa County Library District (MCLD), is moving into its next phase of reopening at all county-run libraries, including Asante Library, Hollyhock Library and Northwest Regional Library. 

In this next phase, customers can stop by the library during Pop-In Pickup hours to browse every shelf and all sections to find their next checkout, rather than a limited collection. 

These are the current Pop-in Pickup hours:

16755 W Vereda Solana Dr
Surprise, AZ 85387

Mon – Weds: 10 am – 7 pm
Thurs – Sat: 10 am – 5 pm
Sun: Closed

More info: 

15844 N Hollyhock St
Surprise, AZ 85378

Mon – Thurs: 1 pm – 7 pm
Fri: 11 am – 5 pm
Sat: 9 am – 3 pm
Sun: Closed

More info: 

16089 N Bullard Ave
Surprise, AZ 85374

Mon – Thurs: 9 am – 8 pm
Fri – Sat: 9 am – 5 pm
Sun: Closed

More info: 

There are still COVID-19 mitigation measures in place to ensure the library remains a safe space for the community. In order to keep indoor gatherings safe and promote social distancing, in-person events, computers, sitting areas, and study rooms will not yet be available. Curbside Pickup and a variety of virtual services will also remain available to community members still looking for contactless library services. 

The library’s role in providing technology and internet access is vital. While in-library computers remain unavailable, customers can check out a Chromebook or Wi-Fi Hotspot to use at home. Library cardholders can put in a request for the devices online at, by calling (602) 652-3000 or by visiting their nearest MCLD library. There are more than 250 of each device circulating throughout the County library system, and each device can be checked out for up to three weeks with the option to renew. More details can be found at  

On Monday, April 26, mobile printing options will also become available. Customers can upload their files to an online printing portal and then stop into the library to print their queued documents using a kiosk. Printing costs $.25 per black and white page and $.75 per color page. More details can be found at   

MCLD works with the Maricopa County Department of Public Health to determine whether its COVID-19 mitigation strategies are currently in line with CDC recommendations and make sense for the Maricopa County community. MCLD will continue working with the Health Department to determine when it is safe to increase additional library services and move into another phase of reopening. 

Learn more at

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