The City of Safford has been on a 4 day/10 hour work schedule since 2011 as a necessity to save on utilities in all buildings. Financial times have been optimistic, but have not fully recovered from the 2008-2009 Economic Crisis and its subsequent ripple effect felt in rural communities across the United States. The library would love to be open on weekends for our community, but unfortunately cannot make this feasible without further staffing. For economic reasons listed above, further staffing is not currently a possibility. We thank all our patrons and Safford citizens for their patience and understanding in this.
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You can call the library's main desk at (928) 432-4165. To get in touch with the library director or another staff person, visit our Contact Us page.
The Safford Library does not charge day to day late fees on regular items. We do ask that materials be returned in a reasonable amount of time to their due date. You will want to return items no later than one week after their due date.
If the material is on hold for another patron, we will notify you and you will need to bring the item in by its due date to avoid a $ 5 fee.
If the item is an Interlibrary Loan (brought in from another library), you will need to return it on its due date to avoid daily charges.
If an item is a month or more overdue, your account will go through a collections process. To avoid this, please contact the library at (928) 432-4165 or visit us in person to work out a plan to return the materials, pay for them or substitute a direct copy in their place.
You can check out books, audiobooks and magazines for 3 weeks. You may renew them twice for a total of 9 weeks, permitting that the item is not on hold for someone else. If the item is on hold for someone else, we will notify you via email and letter that it is on hold and must come back at the due date.
You can check out DVDs for a total of 3 weeks. After 3 weeks, DVDs must be returned at their due date.
Visit our How Do I..? page for full information on getting a library card.