About Cupertino Library

Facility & Collections | Exhibits at the Library | Events | Book Clubs | News | Support the Library | Cupertino Library Foundation | Teen Advisory Board | Library History

The Cupertino Library (408-446-1677) is a member of the Santa Clara County Library District. As a member, we provide the following:


Facility & Collections

Cupertino Library is housed in a 54,000 sq. ft building. The facility includes:

  • Group Study and Meeting rooms
  • Access to an extensive, shared County Library collection of over two million books, movies, and more.
  • Non-English language Collections
  • Special Collection:
    • California Western Americana Collection (CWA) - This is an extensive collection that covers local, state, and regional historical and current events dating back more than one hundred years. Items in the CWA collection can be used in the library, but they cannot be checked out.

Exhibits in the Library

There is an Art Wall on the First Floor in the Reading Room of the Cupertino Library. Selected artists display their work for up to two months at one time.

If you are interested in exhibiting your artwork, please read our Exhibit Policy.

Visit the Cupertino Library Foundation's Art Display Wall, opens a new window page for information about the Library's Art Wall policy, eligibility, notes for the artist, and to submit an application, as well as see past and present displays.

If you have, please questions contact:

Roslyn Donald
Cupertino Library
(408) 446-1677


Events

Attend free Cupertino Library events for all ages and diverse interests. Among offerings for kids are out popular Storytimes.

Book Clubs

  • Adult Book Club (in English)
  • Chinese Adult Book Club (in Mandarin)
  • Children's and Teen Book Clubs offered periodically each year

Find Book Club meetings.


Latest News


Support the Library

Cupertino Library Foundation

The Cupertino community has formed a Library Foundation in order to provide additional financial support for Cupertino Library. This foundation provides the following type of support:

  • Furnishing newly renovated libraries
  • Financing additional hours of operation
  • Providing further funding for library materials

To find out more, donate, or join, go to the Cupertino Library Foundation, opens a new window website.


Teen Advisory Board

Teen Advisory Board applications accepted annually. Contact the Cupertino Library Teen Librarian at (408) 446-1677 for more information.


After reviewing the Program Policy, please fill out this application to propose that the library sponsor an event that you (or your team) offer, to be held at the library. Due to the high volume of program applications we receive, we may only contact you if we may be interested in partnering with you on a future program/event. Thank you for your interest in library-sponsored events.


Library History

Timeline

1912 

The first Cupertino Library opens in the Cupertino Store. Miss Fanny Jollyman attends to a collection of 50-75 books on 4 shelves in the store.

1945 

Miss Fanny Jollyman retires after more than 30 years of service to the Cupertino Library and the Santa Clara County Free Library.

1945-1951 

Cupertino loses its branch library after the Cupertino Store is remodeled.

1951 

Library service resumes in Cupertino thanks to regular visits by the County Library's Bookmobile.

1960 

The new 2500-square-foot Cupertino Library opens in the Allario Shopping Center. More than 300 library cards are issued on opening day.

1962-1965

Cupertino outgrows its physical space with a collection of 50,000 volumes and annual circulation of over 300,000 items.

1967 

Voters approve a library bond for the construction of a new facility in Cupertino.

1971 

April 10th: The new 24,000-square-foot Cupertino Library opens at 10400 Torre Avenue.

1988 

Due to growing demand, the library is renovated and expanded to 37,000 square feet.

1992 

Cupertino Library has more than 200,000 volumes in its collection and more than 1 million items are circulated.

2004 

The completely redesigned and rebuilt, 54,000-square-foot library facility opens in Cupertino.

A defining feature of the new facility is a sixteen-foot-long 3,240-gallon saltwater aquarium, donated by Fred and Annie Chan in memory of Fred's father, Mr. Pak Chung Chan.

2010 

With the assistance of the Cupertino Library Foundation, the Friends of the Cupertino Library, the City of Cupertino, and the Cupertino Rotary, the library opens a new Teen Room on the second floor.

Cupertino Library has more than 330,000 volumes in its collection, circulates more than 2.5 million items annually, and receives 850,000 visitors each year.

2018

December: The library opens the new ThinkTank meeting room on the second floor.

2020

Construction begins for building expansion.

2021

The library opens the new Torre Meeting Room on the first floor.

Book a Room

Book a Room @ the Library

Reserve a small or medium room for group study, discussions, or projects, or a large room for community events and activities.

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Get Access with a Free Library Card

If you want access to all of these Online Resources and more sign up for a Santa Clara County Library District Card today!

Get Access with a Free Library Card

If you want access to all of these Online Resources and more sign up for a Santa Clara County Library District Card today!

Book a Room @ the Library

Reserve a small or medium room for group study, discussions, or projects, or a large room for community events and activities.
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