Library Reopening Plans

Sacramento Public Library reopens select locations with limited occupancy.
 
April 19, 2021

You can now visit 21 library locations with limited occupancy. The public will be able to visit and browse any of the reopened locations to browse for up to two hours.

Patrons can continue to use curbside service at most locations and make one-hour computer appointments at select locations. 

Patron retrieving holds via curbside serviceWhich locations are open to the public?
The following 21 locations are open for browsing starting February 9: Arcade, Arden-Dimick, Belle Cooledge, Carmichael, Colonial Heights, Elk Grove, Fair Oaks, Galt-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.

  • Curbside service at select locations continues to be available 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 at select locations continues to be available 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. Special hours for seniors and those with chronic conditions or who are immunocompromised are available on Wednesdays from 9 to 10 a.m.
    • Appointments at Isleton, Nonie Wetzel Courtland and Walnut Grove are available at 1:30 p.m. / 3 p.m. / 5 p.m. Special hours for seniors and those with chronic conditions or who are immunocompromised are available on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m.
  • Patrons can return items curbside at most locations during regular hours of operations
  • 24-hour book drops are available every day at 17 locations
 
Library Open for Browsing  Curbside Service Computer Appointments 24/7 Book Drops
Arcade x x x  
Arden-Dimick x x x  
Belle Cooledge x x x  
Carmichael x x x  
Central   x x
Appointments at Library Galleria
x
Colonial Heights x x x x
Del Paso Heights   x   x
Ella K. McClatchy Closed Closed Closed Closed
Elk Grove x x x x
Fair Oaks x x x x
Franklin   x   x
Galt – Marian O. Lawrence x x x x
Isleton x x x x
Martin Luther King, Jr. x x x x
McKinley   x x x
Nonie Wetzel Courtland x x x x
North Highlands-Antelope x x x x
North Natomas x x x x
North Sacramento – Hagginwood   x   x
Orangevale Closed Closed Closed Closed
Rancho Cordova x x x x
Rio Linda x x x x
Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven x x x x
South Natomas x x x x
Southgate x x x x
Sylvan Oaks x x x x
Valley Hi-North Laguna x x x

x

open during hours of operations

Walnut Grove x x x x
* Ella K. McClatchy and Orangevale remain closed.
 
Are face coverings required?
Yes. All patrons and staff must wear CDC recommended masks, which are required at all times. If you cannot wear a face-covering during your visit, you are welcome to use our curbside service.

What safety measures are in place at the library?
Public health and safety are our priorities. Please be advised that a few things have changed to help reduce contact and slow the spread of COVID-19. We have implemented the following safety measures:
  • Face coverings are required at all times for anyone two years or older
  • We are practicing social distancing – observe all signage and markers
  • Libraries will have limited occupancy and seating to ensure proper social distancing 
  • Library visits are limited to two hours per patron
  • Hand-sanitizing stations are provided for use, and frequent handwashing is encouraged
  • Staff conduct daily health checks
  • High-touch surfaces will be disinfected regularly
Please keep yourself and others safe by:
  • Staying home if you’re experiencing symptoms of any illness
  • Wearing a face covering that covers your nose and mouth, which is required for all patrons two years or older
  • Washing or sanitizing your hands frequently
  • Maintaining at least six feet of distance from staff and other patrons
  • Respecting social distancing guidelines and limiting your visit to two hours
  • Following the instructions of the library and security staff
 
Are there limits on the number of people allowed into the building?
Yes. Our occupancy is limited to ensure that all can maintain social distancing following public health orders. Thank you for your patience.
 
How do I return items?
Patrons can return library materials during our hours of operation in designated bins. Book drops are also available at select locations. Returned items will be placed in quarantine for 24 hours and will not be checked in immediately. Items may take up to a week to be removed from your account.
 
Can I drop off donated materials?
The library is not accepting donations at this time. Learn more about Friends of Sacramento Public Library donation guidelines.
 
What services are available?
The following in-person services are available: The following virtual services are available:

What programming is available?
We offer various virtual programs for all ages, from storytime and book clubs to teen programming and English Conversation Groups. Visit our website to view our programming schedule. In-person programming is not yet available at the library.
 
What if I don’t feel comfortable coming into the library?
Please feel free to continue using curbside pickup and return 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

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