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AC Library is Expanding Visiting Hours Starting August 1

AC Library is excited to announce that we are expanding visiting hours at our libraries starting the week of August 1.

On August 1, we will expand library hours and end No Contact Pickup and midday closures. Ending No Contact Pickup and midday closures will allow us to offer more visiting hours to our communities. We plan to resume permanent library hours in September; stay tuned for more details.

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.

Below you'll find our schedule for expanded visiting hours starting the week of August 1. For our current schedule of open visiting hours, visit our locations page.    

Visiting Guidelines

To enter our libraries, members must follow our health and safety rules based on Alameda County’s COVID-19 Reopening Guidance, opens a new window

  • 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
  • Closing libraries midday for cleaning

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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