Current Library Services
All branches are now open for limited library services.
See our branch schedules for current open times.
Based on lower COVID-19 trends, Santa Clara County Public Health Officials recently announced the end of the mask mandate as of March 2, though to ensure community health and safety, the County is strongly encouraging the public to wear masks indoors, especially in crowded public spaces. As a result, the City is strongly encouraging wearing masks in all City facilities at this time. We appreciate your help in keeping our community and staff safe and healthy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Customers may have up to 20 unfilled holds on their account at one time, including any LINK+ holds.
Note: Placing in excess of 20 holds will not save to your account and will produce an error like the orange error bar shown below.
Temporary library accounts are available through an online registration form. It is important to note these temporary accounts do not provide complete access to everything we offer.
For complete access you will need to upgrade to a permanent card. Visit the Get a Library Card page for details.
Yes. If you are concerned that a hold will become available while you are busy or away, you can place pause the hold. Pausing retains your place in line until you un-pause the hold. This features is useful if you have items on hold and go on vacation, or already have things checked out you have not finished yet.
To pause a single hold
- Log in to your account.
- Go to your On Hold page.
- Find the title you want to pause.
- Click the Pause button below the item.