Library Restores Limited Service This Month

By Robert Haugh

Starting this month, the Library will restore limited services.  Here’s the schedule:

February. 1: The book drop will be open 24 hours/7 days a week. Returned items will be quarantined for four days before being checked in. No overdue fees will be charged during this time. 

Feb. 9: Bookmobile service to the branch libraries will start. Residents can reserve items and pick them up at the Mission Branch Library every Tuesday and at the Northside Branch Library every Thursday. 

Feb.16: Residents can start the “by appointment only” service at Central Park Library. According to City staff, “this service is intended to serve those who may feel uncomfortable entering the building or who have special needs that make it difficult for them to stand in the lobby service line.” This service will be available for appointments every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. 

Feb. 22: Lobby service will be available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Evening hours will be on Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. 

All staff and visitors will be required to wear a face mask and practice proper social distancing. 

For more information, visit the Library’s website or call 408-615-2900.


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