Customer Notices Alert

Due to a server outage beginning Saturday evening, June 2nd, no notices to customers were delivered until late Monday afternoon, 6/4. This would have included both emailed and printed notices to customers about: Courtesy notices for items due on June 5th and June 6th. Holds ready for pickup as of June 2nd and June 3rd.…
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Clay Jenkinson as Theodore Roosevelt

Nationally acclaimed humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson will bring Theodore Roosevelt to Palo Alto on Tuesday, May 1 during an engaging Chautauqua interpretation of the nation’s 26th president. This free event for all ages will be held at the Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium at 7 p.m. and registration is recommended to attend the performance. Jenkinson…
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Palo Alto City Library Strategic Plan Survey

The Palo Alto Library is in the process of updating the Strategic Plan, for 2018­-2021. We would like your comments on the draft, to ensure that the library continues to be successful in achieving our goals in serving you.  We are also looking for opportunities to improve on our services. Please help us by completing the survey below. A separate survey on technology needs in the Library will be conducted in the fall of 2018.   The survey may be accessed here and will be available from April 8 - 21…
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Bed Bug Inspection Closure

Following the discovery and treatment of a bed bug infestation in 2015, the Palo Alto City Library will continue to close branches on a rotating basis to allow a vendor with canine inspections to ensure that the buildings remain free of any bugs. This is not in response to any new infestations, but is out of an abundance of caution.
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Silicon Valley Reads 2018

Silicon Valley Reads is an annual community program that selects books focused on a contemporary theme and offers free events throughout Santa Clara County to engage the public in reading, thinking and discussing the topic. The Library will host a variety of programs through March 29, 2018.
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Library Announces New Catalog

We have implemented a new catalog based on customer requests for tools to organize, share, and socialize around their love of books, media, ideas, and knowledge. The new catalog was soft launched last November, with the final transition to the new catalog set for January 23, 2018.
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