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AC Library Expands Hours 

AC Library has expanded hours to offer our communities more opportunities to enjoy our services! Please bear with us as we grow into our expanded hours schedule.

All AC Library locations continue to require face coverings and social distancing for staff and visitors. On July 16, Alameda County and other Bay Area counties issued a press release recommending that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks indoors in public settings. As a reminder, stay home if you are sick or have COVID-19 symptoms. 

Visiting Guidelines

To enter our libraries, members must follow our health and safety rules based on California's COVID-19 Reopening Guidance.  

  • Members two years and older are required to wear a properly fitting  face covering
  • Members inside and outside the libraries must follow social distancing guidelines
  • Members are expected to follow the posted  signage and verbal directions of staff
  • Members will be provided with hand sanitizer upon entry
  • Eating inside the library is not permitted at this time
  • Stay home if you are sick or have COVID-19 symptoms

What we’re doing to protect the safety of members and staff

In addition to the visiting guidelines above, we’re also doing the following:

  • Disinfecting high-touch surfaces  regularly
  • Installing plexiglass at  service desks
  • Placing  social distancing markers and signs throughout the library
  • Providing hand sanitation stations throughout the library

What services are available in the library?  

  • Browse the collection
  • Computer use for one-hour sessions
  • Self-service scan, print, and fax
  • Very limited in-person programming outdoors
  • Study rooms, where available,  limited to one person or family unit  by  in-person appointment  
  • Tech-It-Out laptops are still available but  must be returned to staff for sanitizing after use
  • Wi-Fi access

What services are available outside of the library and in the community? 

What services are available online and by phone? 

What services are not available at this time?

  • AWE Early Literacy Station™ Computers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Book Donations
  • Technology assistance with personal devices 
  • Extended research help    


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