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Alameda County Library

Our Libraries are not open now. We are developing a plan to reopen our buildings in accordance with the October 1 AC Health Officer Order. This plan includes modification of library spaces and training of Library staff, which are currently underway. Our highest priority is the health and safety of all. Learn more

Recovery Road Map : Home

AC Library Recovery Road Map

ALAMEDA COUNTY LIBRARY RESPONDS TO COVID-19

Our libraries are not open now. We are developing a plan to reopen our buildings in accordance with the October 1 AC Health Officer OrderThis plan includes modification of library spaces and training of Library staff, which are currently underway. Our highest priority is the health and safety of all. At this time, we are continuing to order the supplies and develop the protocols necessary to reopen our buildings safely.   

When will the buildings reopen?

Our libraries are not open now. We are eager to reopen our buildings to the public, as soon as we are able to do so safely. We are training staff, ordering supplies, developing protocols and modifying library spaces in preparation for reopening. In the meantime, we continue to offer these services: 

  • No Contact Pickup is offered by appointment at eight libraries to allow members safe access to library materials such as books and DVDs.
  • Virtual Programs offer fun virtual activities to learn together and stay connected during this time of physical distancing.
  • Live Chat connects members with librarians for reference questions, research help, assistance with online resources, and more.
  • Book Match provides members with personalized reading recommendations.
  • Autumn Food Distribution at San Lorenzo Library provides kids, teens, adults, and caregivers with free healthy grab & go meals and bags of groceries.
  • Kind, Connected Conversations are friendly 1-on-1 conversations you can schedule with library staff, now offered in Spanish and Pen Pal Letters.
  • Lawyers in the Library is a free information and referral program staffed by volunteer lawyers. In a one-on-one appointment by phone, lawyers can answer questions on most legal topics. 
  • Online Resources, including eBooks and more can be accessed with your library card.
  • eCards give Alameda County residents instant access to all online resources.