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Alameda County Library

We are in the process of developing a phased approach to reopening that ensures the health and safety of our communities and staff. In doing so, we are following the best available advice from our county, state, and national health officials as well as the American Library Association. We plan to share our reopening plan next month, and our website will be updated with the details of the plan. Read more

AC Library Responds to Coronavirus : Home

Steps AC Library is taking to respond to Coronavirus

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

All AC Library locations are closed until further notice. Please stay tuned for further updates.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Resources

Coronavirus COVID-19 Resources

Alameda County Public Health Department

California Department of Public Health


AC Library Responds to Coronavirus COVID-19

While our buildings are closed, we’re still here for you with the following services: 

  • No Contact Pickup Service by appointment is available at the following libraries: Albany, Centerville, Castro Valley, Dublin, Fremont Main, Newark, San Lorenzo, and Union City.
  • Live Chat Service connects members with librarians for research help, assistance with online resources, and more.
  • Virtual Programs offer fun virtual activities to learn together and stay connected during this time of physical distancing.  
  • Kind, Connected Summer is our new Summer Reading program with activities you can do from the safety of your home.  
  • Kind, Connected Conversations are 1-on-1 conversations you can schedule with a library staff member.  
  • Online Resources, including eBooks and more can be accessed with your library card.
  • Book Match provides members with personalized reading recommendations from our librarians.

During this closure, our book drops will be closed. We are asking Library members to hold on to library materials. Members' accounts will not become blocked due to overdue items. There are no fines on overdue materials and library due dates on all checked out items this year have been extended until until at least 2 weeks after we resume full service.

Thank you for your understanding during this uncertain time. We look forward to welcoming you back to Alameda County Library. 

Library Access from Home

Library Access from Home

You can enjoy eResources 24/7 with your library card. Download & stream eBooks, eMagazines, movies, music, and more from the comfort of your home. Need help with online resources? Our Quick Start Guides provide tutorials for using online resources, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, and more.