Yesterday, January 5th, we had to close North due to staffing levels. Today North has been open for Outdoor Pickup of holds but is not open for Indoor Services. All other Library locations are open for Indoor Services today.
Or, if you prefer, you can give us a call during open hours at 510.981.6100 to check for any Covid-19 related service changes.
Decisions to revert to Outdoor Pickup and/or close Library locations are not made lightly and are only made when absolutely critical to centering staff and patron safety. Through this latest surge, we will do all we can to continue consistent and responsive service delivery, as we have done throughout the pandemic.
Note that you can always request Outdoor Services at any of our locations if you prefer to pick up your holds that way; no appointment is necessary, just ask staff at the door. Also, the Book-By-Mail service is available to all Berkeley residents throughout the pandemic.
Thank you for all you do to help prevent the spread of Covid-19, including making sure your mask fully covers both your nose and mouth when you come to the Library.
We hope to see you inside or outside our libraries, very soon!
For 25 years, the Berkeley Public Library Foundation (BPLF) has funded library renovations, innovations, and projects to serve our community.
All are invited to a fun virtual celebration to kick off the anniversary year – sharing milestones, stories, history, and, most importantly, love letters from Library fans from Berkeley and beyond.
Program features storyteller and librarian Michael Kwende; Annie Barrows, author of the beloved children's books Ivy & Bean and the new Iggy book series; R.C. Barnes, sci-fi/mystery author of the YA Tattoo Teller series; Robert Reich, economist, former Secretary of Labor, and author of many books including the latest THE SYSTEM: Who Rigged It, How To Fix It.