Current Library Services
Library services are available. This page describes the services available to the community.
POSTPONED: Coming September 20: Expanded Open Hours
Santa Clara County Library District staff are County employees and are called to serve as Disaster Service Workers as needed. Throughout the pandemic, library staff have served in this important role as COVID contact tracers, working in the Emergency Operation Center, helping to coordinate or provide transportation for COVID patients, conducting important warehouse work to ensure critical supplies reach the right organization, and have been instrumental in staffing the many COVID testing and vaccination clinics throughout Santa Clara County.
In preparation for third COVID vaccinations and the FDA approving the vaccination for 5-11 year olds, more library staff are called upon to serve the County in this critical role as a Disaster Service Worker. As a result, we are not able to expand hours on September 20 as planned.
The Library District will continue to provide quality library resources and services to our community within the current service hours, Monday through Saturday at all of our library locations.
All of our libraries are open to the public for full browsing, computer and printer use, and services. Patrons can place a hold online and pick up their materials at any of our libraries. We offer curbside service Monday-Saturday. Programs for all ages are available and many virtual programs are available our YouTube channel @SCCLD to view at your convenience. We are offering Homework Help for K-12 students who live within our library district starting Sep/Oct through mid-December. Our online library is available 24/7. And, for those who do not have a library card with us, you can apply online for an eCard, or come see us at any of our libraries to apply for a full-use card.
We apologize the hours expansion has been postponed, but know it is because our valuable library staff are serving a greater need in the County- protecting our communities from COVID. We will provide an update on the hours expansion when the information becomes available. Thank you for your understanding.
July 12, New Open Hours: All of our libraries are open and we are once again expanding hours at most locations starting Monday, July 12 to browse the full collection, use the public computers and printers, reserve an available meeting room, and utilize library resources and services. Face coverings are required to enter the building.
Open Hours as of July 12:
Cupertino, Milpitas, Los Altos and Saratoga Libraries
Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Campbell Express Library
Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Morgan Hill and Gilroy Libraries
Monday – Wednesday, 1 – 6 p.m.
Thursday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday – Saturday, 1 – 6 p.m.
Beginning June 15, Face Covering Requirements: The California Public Health Department provides guidance for face coverings including requiring face coverings in youth settings and cooling centers. Public libraries are spaces that welcome everyone in the community and serve as cooling centers/warming centers during inclement weather episodes. Face coverings are required, regardless of vaccination status, to enter any County facility, including County Libraries.
Fine Free: All existing late fines (except for lost materials that have not been returned) were removed in January 2021. You will not incur any new fines as of January 1, 2021. All late fines from before January 1, 2021 have been forgiven.