By Robert Haugh
The Santa Clara City Library is expanding its open hours at all three locations beginning Monday, October 23.
The Library will add 56 additional hours and open six days per week to meet the needs of the community at Central Park Library, Mission Branch Library, and Northside Branch Library.
The Santa Clara City Library Bookmobile will continue to travel throughout the City of Santa Clara to provide on-site service to communities in need of library resources.
The Library’s priority is providing its most vital services to the community, including access to technology, the Internet, borrowing collections, and research and reference support services, according to City staff.
The newly expanded schedule will offer increased access to the physical collections, public computing, printing and scanning stations, and in-person programming for all ages.
The 64 percent increase in open hours will include additional evening hours at Central Park and Northside, additional morning hours at our Mission Branch Library, and additional Saturday hours at all locations.
“We are excited to expand our open hours and make the Santa Clara City Library more accessible to everyone,” said Library Director Maria Rodriguez. “We know that our community relies on the Library for a variety of services, and we want to make sure that we are meeting their needs.”
The new library hours are as follows: