Santa Clara City Library reopens for lobby pick-up services at all three locations

The Santa Clara City Library is expanding lobby service to all three of its locations at Central Park, Mission Branch, and Northside Branch this week, just in time for National Library Week.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Santa Clara City Library has offered limited in-person and car pick-up services at Central Park Library. With Santa Clara County now in the Orange Tier, the Library can bring back limited in-person services to Mission Branch Library starting Monday, April 5, and Northside Branch Library beginning Thursday, April 8.

By the end of April, library patrons will be allowed to use public computers and printing services on a limited basis at all three locations. The Library’s computer services are a resource for residents to safely access essential services they may not otherwise have at home, such as Wi-Fi.

“We are excited to welcome back patrons to all three Santa Clara City Libraries. With all branches open for lobby service, this path leads us back to providing essential library services to our residents, students, and families. Also, the popular Library Bookmobile will be able to venture out to community sites once again,” stated Acting Librarian Cynthia Bojorquez.

Library patrons can begin returning library materials at all locations and the book drop will be open 24 hours/7 days a week, except City holidays. All returned items will be placed in a 24-hour quarantine before being checked in.

Appointments are not necessary at any branch, and library cards will be issued at all three branches. The Libraries car pick-up-and-go service will be discontinued to reallocate staffing to support branch operations.

The Santa Clara City Library in-person lobby service and holds for pick up can be found below:

Mission Library Hours Starting Monday, April 5

  • Mondays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 3 – 7 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Northside Branch Library Hours Starting Thursday, April 8

  • Thursdays 3 – 7 p.m.
  • Fridays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Central Park Library Hours Since February 2021

  • Mondays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 3 – 7 p.m.
  • Thursdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Fridays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

For more information on the Santa Clara City Library, click here.