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We would like to inform you that based on the recommendations issued by the Department of Public Health related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made the decision to close the City of Santa Clara Libraries. This will be in effect from Friday, March 13th at 6 pm until further notice. As this situation continues to develop, we will reassess the length of this closure. 

We are deeply saddened that we will have to close our doors to our community and we will be working on inventive and creative ways to continue to serve our population as this closure continues. 

We will be continuing to provide services to our community through phone communication and with our online services. Our general reference line allows our community to have their questions answered about library services, online materials or to receive general information. Our phone service will be available starting March 23rd. Feel free to call us from 10 AM to 2 PM on Monday through Friday. You can contact our librarians at (408) 615-2900. 

In addition, our library offers our community the ability to contact our librarians through email for their information or research needs. Please reach out ot us at

 If you wish to renew your library materials, have questions about your library account or are having issues with your library account, please call our customer service line to resolve these issues at (408) 615-2970. This service will also be available starting March 23rd. It will be from 10 AM to 2 PM on Monday through Friday. 

If you would like to apply for a library card during this time,you can start the process by applying from home using our website. The application can be found here: Please provide an email with your registration that will allow for us to contact you with your library card number and pin number.

 Library resources are available 24/7 using our website. You can access eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines and newspapers like the New York Times and San Jose Mercury News remotely from your home with your Santa Clara City library card. Our website can be located at 

For the latest updates, visit the City of Santa Clara website,, and follow the City on Twitter, @SantaClaraCity.

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