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. It is a proactive precautionary measure that the City completes once a year.
The upcoming closure schedule is as follows:
Monday October 15, 2018
Children’s Library, 1276 Harriet Street will be closed all day.
Downtown Library, 270 Forest Avenue will be closed all day.
College Terrace, 2300 Wellesley Street will be closed all day.
Friday October 19, 2018
Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Road will be closed all day.
Friday October 26, 2018
Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Road will be closed all day.
All closures were selected to have as little public impact as possible. No one is allowed in the buildings during the bug-sniffing canine inspections.