Welcome to the library

What you need to know for your next visit
June 14, 2021

We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. You can visit and browse at 21 library locations that are open to the public. We also offer convenient curbside service and computer appointments at most of our locations.
 
We are following the latest California Department of Public Health Guidelines and require all patrons who have not been fully vaccinated to wear a mask at all times.
 
For health and safety:

  • Wear a mask if you are not fully vaccinated
  • Avoid entering if you have a cough or fever
  • Cover your sneeze or cough
  • Wash your hands
  • We may limit occupancy if necessary
 
Which locations are open to the public?
The following 21 locations are open to the public Tuesday through Saturday:
Arcade, Arden-Dimick, Belle Cooledge, Carmichael, Colonial HeightsElk Grove, Fair OaksGalt-Marian O. Lawrence, Isleton, Martin Luther King, Jr., Nonie Wetzel Courtland, North Highlands-Antelope, North Natomas, Rancho Cordova, Rio Linda, Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven, Southgate, South Natomas, Sylvan Oaks, Valley Hi-North Laguna and Walnut Grove.
(The Library Galleria is also open to the public for computer use with or without an appointment.) 

Curbside service is available at most locations Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the following exceptions: Isleton, Nonie Wetzel Courtland and Walnut Grove service hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 1 to 6 p.m.

One-hour computer appointments are available at select locations Tuesdays through Saturdays by calling (916) 264-2920
  • Appointment times at most locations are 10:30 a.m. / noon / 2 p.m. / 3:30 p.m. / 5 p.m. 
  • Appointments at Isleton, Nonie Wetzel Courtland and Walnut Grove are available at 1:30 p.m. / 3 p.m. / 5 p.m. 
Nine library locations will distribute to-go Summer Meals to kids 0-18 on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m through August 6. Grab and go meals include meals and snacks for several days for each child present. 
 
Library Open for Browsing  Curbside Service Computer Appointments 24/7 Book Drops
Arcade Yes Yes Yes  Yes
Arden-Dimick Yes Yes Yes Yes 
Belle Cooledge Yes Yes Yes Yes 
Carmichael Yes Yes Yes Yes 
Central No  Yes Yes
at Library Galleria
Yes
Colonial Heights Yes Yes Yes Yes
Del Paso Heights Temporarily closed Temporarily closed Temporarily closed Temporarily closed
Ella K. McClatchy Temporarily Closed Temporarily Closed Temporarily Closed Temporarily Closed
Elk Grove Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fair Oaks Yes Yes Yes Yes
Franklin  No Yes No Yes
Galt – Marian O. Lawrence Yes Yes Yes Yes
Isleton Yes Yes Yes Yes
Martin Luther King, Jr. Yes Yes Yes Yes
McKinley  No Yes Yes Yes
Nonie Wetzel Courtland Yes Yes Yes Yes
North Highlands-Antelope Yes Yes Yes Yes
North Natomas Yes Yes Yes Yes
North Sacramento – Hagginwood  No Yes No Yes
Orangevale Closed for renovations Closed for renovations Closed for renovations Closed for renovations
Rancho Cordova Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rio Linda Yes Yes Yes Yes
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Yes Yes Yes Yes
South Natomas Yes Yes Yes Yes
Southgate Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sylvan Oaks Yes Yes Yes Yes
Valley Hi-North Laguna Yes Yes Yes Yes
Walnut Grove Yes Yes Yes Yes

Are face coverings required?
We require all patrons who have not been fully vaccinated to wear a mask at all times in accordance with California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Guidelines. (Unless they are exempt as defined by CDPH.)

What safety measures are in place at the library?
Public health and safety are our priorities. To help protect health and safety and to slow the spread of COVID-19, our staff continue to:
  • Wear face covering at all times and practice social distancing
  • Routinely disinfect high-touch surfaces
  • Provide hand-sanitizer and face masks for public use
  • Conduct daily health checks
How do I return items?
Patrons can return library materials by using our book drops.
 
Can I drop off donated materials at the library?
The library is not accepting donations at this time. If you wish to support the library, consider donating materials to Friends of Sacramento Public Library – our official and only fundraising partner. Learn more about their donation guidelines.
 
What services are available?
We look forward to serving you in-person at the library and continue to offer curbside pickup, computer use, and mobile printing. Our Mobile Services team continues to bring the library to various locations throughout our region.
 
We also offer many virtual services including:

What programming is available?
We offer a wide variety of virtual programs for all ages from storytime and book clubs to teen programming and English Conversation Groups. View our calendar of events for details. We have not yet resumed in-person programming.
 
What if I don’t feel comfortable coming into the library?
Please use our curbside service and join us for our virtual programs.
 
How can I support the library during this time?
Thank you for considering a gift to the Friends of the Sacramento Library, our official non-profit partner. The Friends’ mission is to support the Sacramento Public Library as a community resource for all of Sacramento County’s residents.

Additional Library Services

Learn more about additional virtual and in-person services that the library currently offers.

Curbside Service    Computer Appointments    

Virtual Services      Virtual Programs

Personal Shopper    Reading Recommendations