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Adding six new service hours between Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. –May 7, 2018– Cupertino Library is the place to be this summer, with the addition of six new operating hours to expand their open hours to 72 hours per week. The expanded hours will be offered Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday to accommodate the residents of Cupertino. The new schedule begins on Friday, June 1 and comes on the heels of expanded hours at four other Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) libraries.
The new hours will be as follows:
- Monday-Friday: 10am - 9pm
- Saturday-Sunday: 10am - 6:30pm
“Weekends are the often the best time for accessing the library and we are delighted to be able to increase our level of service at Cupertino Library from Friday evening through Sunday,” said Darcy Paul, Mayor of Cupertino and former Library Joint Powers Authority board member. “We know that the community will make full use of them, and I appreciate the Library District working with us these past two years on achieving this extension of hours.”
The changes come about thanks to a combination of staff efficiencies, technological innovations and a prioritization of expanded service hours expressed by Cupertino Library patrons in the Library District’s customer survey. The additional open hours of service, when most patrons are off work and free to enjoy the library, has an added benefit of ease of parking in the city complex.
The City of Cupertino has been a long-time financial supporter of the Cupertino Library to provide extra hours to their community. The Library District has spent considerable time analyzing current staffing to determine a way to increase open hours without additional costs to the City of Cupertino or impacting the current level of service, programming or outreach.
“SCCLD has heard the call for additional service hours from the Cupertino community and responded in kind. This represents a 9% increase in total weekly service hours and aligns with the top priorities of our patrons,” said Nancy Howe, County Librarian.
Cupertino Library is planning a celebratory community event for all ages on Saturday, June 9. Please save the date for this special event. Visit www.sccl.org for more information about the schedules for all of the SCCLD libraries.
Nancy Howe/Diane Roche/Erik Sanjurjo
Santa Clara County Library District
(408) 293-2326 ext. 3001/3080/3014
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 1.9 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 several years, SCCLD has been consistently recognized as one of America’s Star Libraries by Library Journal. In 2016, 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.
The Santa Clara County Library District 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 2016, the Santa Clara County Library District had more than 270,000 library cardholders and welcomed 3.3 million visitors who borrowed 9.1 million items.