Welcome Back to AC Library  

Libraries offering Limited Visiting Hours

We are excited to welcome you back to AC Library! As of June 15, all AC Library locations and other County offices continue to require face coverings and social distancing for staff and visitors.

Our Albany, Castro Valley, Centerville, Dublin, Fremont Main, San Lorenzo, and Union City Libraries now have limited  visiting hours for in-person services, including browsing, printing, computer use, and study space. We continue to offer No Contact Pickup by appointment. 

While our spaces and services may look a little different, we are committed to providing you with the great service you know and love.   

We are following county and state public health guidelines to ensure your visit is as safe and pleasant as possible, and will continue to adapt and modify services in accordance with the Alameda County Public Health Reopening Plan.  

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:

  • Limiting occupancy inside the library
  • 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
  • Letting returned items sit  for at least 24  hours before being circulated
  • 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
  • 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?

  • In-Person Programs, but we are offering  virtual programs
  • AWE Early Literacy Station™ Computers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Print Newspapers
  • Book Donations
  • Technology assistance with personal devices 
  • Extended research help    


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