Browse, Borrow, and Boogie at Your Libraries

Janet Fabio

Do you miss in-person browsing the library collections to find your next book to read or select a few movies to watch? Two of the SaddleBrooke Community Libraries have recently reopened for limited access. If you prefer the curbside library pick-up services, be assured those services are continuing and have even been expanded.

Both the DesertView Library and the SaddleBrooke One Library offer the latest bestsellers as well as older fiction, nonfiction on a variety of topics, large print books, and audiobooks. DesertView Library is the only one of the three libraries that has a DVD collection of movies, TV series, and live concerts, plus the Southwest and National Parks book collections.

The DesertView Library is now open by reservation only. Appointments are available in 20-minute segments between 10 a.m. and noon on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. There is a limit of four people at a time. To make a reservation use the easy Sign Up link on the library website found at

Curbside service at DesertView Library has been expanded to 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. If you reserve materials online, you will pick them up curbside or in the lobby, even if you are there for an appointment. Curbside service at the SaddleBrooke One Library continues as before on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, with lobby pick-up between noon and 2 p.m.

While paperbacks are no longer available in the DesertView Library, the extensive paperback collections at the SaddleBrooke One Library are now accessible on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, during SaddleBrooke One Clubhouse working hours. You can find western paperbacks, romance paperbacks, as well as general fiction and mysteries. Stop in, grab a few paperbacks, and be on your way! Paperbacks are not listed in the catalog and cannot be reserved.

Only the paperback collections are available for browsing. The library will not be staffed on those days and the remainder of the collection is still available only by reservation online for lobby pickup.

Bookmark the library website as it also has an easy link to the online catalog for the library system. Reserving books at either library is available to all SaddleBrooke residents. Click on the link to the library catalog to select and reserve library materials. You will receive an email when your items are available for pickup. New to the SaddleBrooke Community Libraries? Select “Contact Us” to send an email requesting a free account.

Library materials are purchased with funds from the Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries (FSL). Please continue to support FSL if you enjoy using the SaddleBrooke Community Libraries. For more information visit the FSL website at