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Welcome Back!
We have missed you and are excited to reopen our doors and invite you back into the Library!

What we’re doing to keep you safe as you visit the San Bruno Public Library:

For the safety of everyone at the Library, we are implementing modifications to our services as explained below.

HOURS OF OPERATION (NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY):

Monday - Friday
11 AM - 1 PM: OPEN FOR WALK-IN, with 25% building capacity limit.
1 PM - 2 PM: CLOSED
2 PM - 3 PM: CURBSIDE SERVICE ONLY, no appointment necessary.
3 PM - 4 PM: CLOSED
4 PM - 6 PM: OPEN FOR WALK-IN, with 25% building capacity limit.

Saturday - Sunday
CLOSED
 
IN-PERSON SERVICES OFFERED:

During in-person hours please limit your Library visit to the minimum time necessary.

Services offered include:

  • Picking up holds
  • Finding and checking out library materials
  • Returning library material
  • Computer use and printing
  • Getting a Library card
  • Asking a simple reference question

Please call (650) 616-7078 Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 6 PM, for any complex reference questions that require longer than a few minutes to answer and complete.

Services not available at this time:

  • Photocopying
  • Scanning
  • Faxing
  • Seating (other than to use a public computer)
  • Computer and/or printing assistance

SAFETY MEASURES

Wellness and temperature checks will be conducted at the Library entrance. Any patron answering “yes” to any of the wellness questions or having a temperature above 100.4 will be denied entry to the facility.

Cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces will take place before opening and between open sessions.

All persons entering the facility age 2 and up must wear a face mask that covers the entire mouth and nose and keep the face mask in place the entire time they are visiting the facility.

Capacity will be kept to a maximum of 25%.

Six feet of social distancing will be expected of all Library visitors.

Use of hand sanitizer is required for Library entry. Hand sanitizer will also be available for use at other locations within the Library.

Plexiglass barriers have been installed at the Circulation/Reference desk, as well as the Children’s public service desk.

Entry and exit will take place at the Angus Ave door only.

No food or drink allowed inside the Library.

All tables and chairs have been removed.

Please comply with any additional locally mandated safety measures.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Why is the library closed in the middle of the day?

A: The purpose of the mid-day closure is to allow staff time to sanitize commonly used areas and to provide a no contact pickup option for members requesting holds.

Q: Why is there a line to enter the library?

A: We are limiting the number of people allowed inside the library in order to maintain safe social distancing for the safety of the public and staff.

Q: Why can’t I eat or drink inside the library?

A: At this time we are not allowing food or drink inside the library. Since masks must be kept on at all times, there is no safe way for people to eat inside the building.

Q: Why can I only use the internet station for one hour?

A: With limited capacity inside the library, we are limiting the amount of time that patrons are allowed to use computers. This will give more people an opportunity to use our computer services. 

Q: Why did you remove all of the chairs and tables?

A: Currently, with the coronavirus still circulating in the community, it is safest to keep the time length of Library visits to a minimum. The removal of chairs and tables encourages patrons to maintain short visits to the Library.

Q: Why is there only one Library entry/exit?

A: Only the Angus Ave door is being used in order to keep track of the number of Library visitors at any one time, which prevents the exceeding of the 25% capacity limit.

Q: When are you going to allow more people inside the building? When are you going to expand hours?

A: We are taking a safe and measured approach to reopening our building. By starting with a small occupancy and limited hours, we can better determine how best to offer library services with all the current safeguards in place. Once we are confident that we can run our library safely and smoothly, then we will consider allowing more people inside the building and expanding hours.