Effective May 9, the hours at our North County branch will be Monday-Thursday 11:00-4:00, and Friday 9:00- 1:00. We’ve had to make what we hope are these temporary changes in operations in North County in order to be fiscally responsible, meet our budget, and yet continue to provide services to the legal community and the public.
Lack of funding means we no longer have money for part time librarians. This reduction in hours will allow for one librarian to staff the branch, provide reference services, and fulfill the administrative duties required to keep the branch functional.
We know this hurts. It hurts you, the community and the Library. We’ve had to reduce staff, print and electronic resources, and hours at all our branches. Yet it hasn’t been enough and the funding difficulties persist.
We know you have questions. Here are some answers about how our funding has been affected by recent events.
We are committed to our presence in North County. Please help us in any way you can to assure our continuation of services.