Our Story

The Prairie River Library District has eight branches in communities along the Clearwater River and Camas Prairie, with the district headquarters located at the Lapwai branch.  PRLD is a member of Valnet, a consortium of over 40 public and school libraries in north-central Idaho and southeast Washington.

Mission: To enrich lives and strengthen communities through universal access to information and services.

What is Valnet?

The Valley Automated Library Network, or Valnet, is a consortium of 48 public and school libraries in the Southeastern Washington and North Central Idaho region that share their resources, information and online catalog. The Valnet library catalog expands your choices by providing materials from other libraries within the consortium that can be returned to any Valnet library.  

Valnet patron benefits include:

  • Shared online patron catalog - access to materials of all member libraries.

  • Ability to check out and return items and pay fines at any member library.

  • E-book & e-audiobook downloads.

  • Daily courier service between member libraries.

For a full map of Valnet member libraries, go to: Valnet Map

Valnet Member Libraries

*Indicates Headquarters

Non-District Libraries

Asotin County Library District

Latah County Library District

Prairie River Library District

School Libraries

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Our Service Philosophy

We care about all of our customers and seek to give each one attentive service.

We listen to our customers and respond to their suggestions and concerns.

We seek out innovative approaches to serve our customers in the best ways possible.

We act responsibly to fulfill our mission of fair and equitable access to information and our commitment to the best stewardship possible of library resources.

We provide efficient service from knowledgeable, motivated, and well-trained staff.

Online Catalog

Valnet's online catalog allows patrons to find, request & renew books, movies and music and manage their accounts.

eBooks & Audiobooks

Get ebooks and audiobooks on your phone, tablet, or computer 24/7 through OverDrive and the Libby App.

Courier Service

Daily courier services provide quick access to materials.

Rotation Collections

In addition to popular titles for readers of all ages, each branch has a rotating collection of movies, audiobooks and more.

24/7 Wifi Access

Wifi is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week at all Prairie River Library District Locations.

Access to Computers & Printing

Bring your device or use ours! All branches have free access to computers and offer printing services.

Online Resources

In addition to our in branch collections, Prairie River Library District provides access to an array of online resources, from job information to language learning.

Programming

Each Prairie River Library District Branch offers a unique array of programming and activities for all age groups.