Today is June 15th, and like most of the State we are expanding our in-person services at the Downtown location! We are still limiting capacity, so although appointments are no longer required, we recommend them. Scheduling an appointment guarantees your seat! Walk-ins will be allowed up to our maximum capacity of 18 patrons. Starting Monday, June 21st, we are increasing our maximum capacity to 25 patrons and are making more staff available to provide in-person services. Over the next few weeks we will gradually expand capacity and extend hours.
Our current hours are from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm with a one hour closure for cleaning between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. During the midday closure all patrons will need to exit the building, but can return at 12:30 pm to continue researching with an afternoon appointment or if there is walk-in capacity.
Per Cal/OSHA guidelines, masks are not required for patrons who are fully vaccinated, but staff will continue to be masked, and we encourage everyone to continue to take safety precautions to protect their personal health.
If you are coming Downtown, please be aware that directly in front of the library, on Front Street, there is road construction that is loud and impeding the flow of traffic. Due to the construction, a fence blocks the sidewalk in front of the building, but our door is accessible from the sidewalk on C Street. And please be aware, as offices and businesses are re-opening, parking lots are beginning to fill up. Give yourself plenty of time to locate parking, so you don’t lose precious legal research time!
At this time, our North County location remains closed for in-person services. We are circulating books in North County by appointment only, so call or email us if you need to check out or return a book in North County!
We are continuing our full array of remote services. So please contact us with any questions or to see if we can send you what you need; you may not even need to come downtown! We are providing remote reference assistance Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. So, you can contact us by email or telephone, or schedule a reference appointment by telephone or Zoom.