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Saratoga and Woodland Libraries to Each Add Six Service Hours
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. –December 4, 2017– Patrons of the Saratoga Library and Woodland Library can look forward to expanded service hours in the New Year, beginning Tuesday, January 2, 2018. The changes come about thanks to a combination of staff efficiencies, a prioritization of expanded service hours, and additional funds provided by the North County Library Authority (NCLA).
The Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) has enacted these changes following up on its own customer satisfaction survey pertaining to 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 times that are convenient to them.
Saratoga Library will add hours on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
They currently are open between 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. on those days.
“As a strong advocate of expanding library hours, which has been a popular request by our library patrons, I am very pleased and excited to see this materialize,” said Saratoga Mayor Emily Lo. “Our community will enjoy and greatly benefit from the additional hours of services on weekdays.”
Woodland Library will begin offering hours on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
They currently are closed on Sundays.
“NCLA is glad to be able to respond to the community’s desire for Woodland Library to be open on Sundays. My family has been involved with Woodland since its inception in the 1970s and it’s nice to see this neighborhood branch library thriving, loved by the local community, and now soon to be available for the public to enjoy seven days a week,” said Suzanne Epstein, President of the North County Library Authority.
In the customer satisfaction survey, community stakeholders in both Los Altos and Saratoga responded to SCCLD about their preferences for which specific hours to expand at their local libraries. The proposed schedules were a direct response to our customer satisfaction survey, in which:
43% of Saratoga patrons expressed a preference for increased hours on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
38% of Saratoga patrons expressed a preference for increased hours on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
77% of Woodland patrons expressed a preference for increased hours on Sundays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Visit www.sccl.org/Locations for more information about the schedules for all of our locations.
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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 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.
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Santa Clara County Library District
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