Campbell, Gilroy Libraries Adding Sunday Hours

For Immediate Release
March 11, 2019

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All Santa Clara County Library District libraries open 7 days/week

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) is fulfilling a multi-year goal to open all of its libraries seven days a week with the addition of four new service hours at both Campbell and Gilroy libraries. Starting on March 17, Campbell and Gilroy libraries will be open Sundays from 1 to 5 pm.

“Working patrons and parents have asked our libraries for additional service hours on the weekend when they are more available to visit the library with their families and browse our collections,” said Chris Brown, Deputy County Librarian. “SCCLD has worked closely with the individual libraries to meet this request for new service hours for Campbell and Gilroy.”

SCCLD has enacted these changes in response to a customer satisfaction survey on library hours. The additional open hours of service reflect the preferences expressed by their local communities and will provide residents more opportunities to visit the library and access services at convenient times.

“I am proud of our most recent accomplishment offering seven-days-a-week service for all of our libraries,” said Santa Clara County Supervisor and Library Joint Powers Authority Board Chairman Mike Wasserman. “Learning does not stop during weekends, so why should libraries?”

Campbell Library will celebrate the additional hours of service with a special performance by Germar the Magician on Sunday, March 31 at 1:30 pm. Gilroy Library’s festivities will feature magician The Great Jonathan on Sunday, March 31 at 3:30 pm. Visit for more information about the hours for all of our locations and their full event schedules.

Previously, Saratoga (1980’s), Milpitas (2016), Los Altos (2017), Woodland (2018), and Morgan Hill (2018) libraries had expanded their services to include Sunday hours. Saratoga is planning to add four more Sunday hours, making their new schedule 10 am to 6 pm, effective Sunday, April 14.

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About the Santa Clara County Library District
The Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) promotes knowledge, ideas, and cultural enrichment. Its collection includes more than 2 million books, videos, CDs, DVDs, Audiobooks, eBooks and extensive online resources accessible from home or work. In 2014, SCCLD celebrated one hundred years of service to local residents. For the last eleven years, SCCLD has been consistently recognized as one of America’s Star Libraries by Library Journal. In 2018, SCCLD was ranked among the top ten large libraries in the United States in the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. In 2014 and 2015, SCCLD won Innovator Awards from the Urban Libraries Council.

SCCLD includes two bookmobiles, an online library, seven community libraries and one branch library serving Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Saratoga and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. In 2018, SCCLD had nearly 370,000 library account holders and welcomed 3.3 million visitors who borrowed 9.85 million items.

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