We want to take a moment and say THANK YOU to our library support groups including the Friends of the Library, Library Endowments, Library Foundations, North County Library Authority, Library Commissions, and our Joint Powers Authority Board. We recognize their hard work, dedication and time spent supporting our libraries.
Each of our libraries’ Friends group is independently operated to help support the local library through fundraising, volunteering, and awareness. Friends of the Library groups also host used book sales, with proceeds supporting library services.
If you’d like to take a more active role in supporting your local library, we encourage you to consider joining one of these groups. Learn more on our website.
KIDS AND FAMILIES
Language Learning Help
Bonjour! ¡Hola! Nǐ hǎo! Say hello to several of our free language learning resources! These are great for students in Dual Immersion or taking high school courses.
Kanopy Kids offers Language Learning videos which introduce young children (ages 6 months to 6 years) to foreign languages. Using short videos and flashcards, these videos immerse children in a new language.
Rosetta Stone Library Edition offers online courses in 30 languages, including English! Find different proficiency levels that help build reading, speaking, and listening skills using interactive voice comparison, quizzes, and challenges. This resource is available for people of all ages.
Snack Program at Morgan Hill and Gilroy Libraries
We are happy to provide free after-school snack services to kids and teens at our Morgan Hill and GilroyLibraries.
Stop by the Morgan Hill Library lobby Monday-Thursday from 3-4 p.m. to pick up a healthy, nutritious snack.
Gilroy Library's snack program runs Monday-Friday from 3-5 p.m. Visit the children's area near the Nest room to grab a snack.
Snacks are free for kids 0-18 on a first come, first served basis. Snacks will not be served on holidays or during school breaks.
Students may be struggling with the summer slide, having forgotten what they learned the last academic year. They may also be facing a deficit because of distance learning during the pandemic.
On Saturday, October 30, hear from Flex founder and CEO Danny Byun to learn more. Registernow to save your spot.
SCCLD also wants to help students succeed. Los Altos, Milpitas, and Gilroy libraries offer in-person homework help Monday - Thursday from 3:30 - 5 p.m. Get assistance in math, science, history, and English. Read more in this blog.
Free Access to Universal Class
Your SCCLD library card gives you 24/7 access to a number of online learning resources. One of them is Universal Class, which offers 500+ free, non-credit, continuing education online courses. Subjects include business, history, math, and more. But there are other interesting classes about the supernatural, paranormal, and unexplained mysteries.
One course takes you on a tour of places that are commonly believed to be haunted. Take a look if you're looking for something spooky to explore as Halloween approaches. Don’t forget to check out our booklistabout other haunted sites.
We are happy to announce that most of our locations will begin offering eveninghours on Monday, November 1!
These changes will help working families and students by increasing access in our communities. See the hours below:
Campbell Express Library (No change):
Mon-Thu: 10 am - 9 pm
Fri-Sat: 10 am - 6 pm
Mon, Fri-Sat: 10 am – 6 pm
Tues-Thu: 10 am – 9 pm
Mon-Wed: 1 – 9 pm
Thu-Sat: 10 am – 6 pm
Mon, Thu-Sat: 10 am – 6 pm
Tues-Wed: 10 am – 9 pm
Mon-Tue, Fri-Sat: 10 am – 6 pm
Wed-Thu: 10 am – 9 pm
Mon: 1 – 6 pm
Tue-Wed: 12 – 9 pm
Thu-Sat: 10 am – 6 pm
Mon-Tue: 10 am – 9 pm
Wed-Sat: 10 am – 6 pm
Mon-Wed: 1 pm - 6 pm
Thu-Sat: 11 am – 5 pm
We continue to offer curbside holds pickup for those who prefer contactless service. To make a curbside appointment, visit our website.
The Loma Prieta earthquake happened 32 years ago this week. This Thursday is the Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill, which is an opportunity to practice how to be safe during the next big earthquake.
People should be prepared in case of emergencies like earthquakes. The County’s ReadySCCapp can help users create a disaster preparedness plan, including ways to build up emergency supplies and store vital emergency contacts.
There is also AlertSCC, which is the county’s official emergency alert system that sends notifications about fire, earthquakes, severe weather, and crime.
NEED A LIBRARY CARD?
Join the Library with an Instant Free eCard
If you live in Santa Clara County and do not have a library card with the Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD), or would like additional household members to have their own library accounts, the instant free eCard is for you.
eCards are available to all residents who live within Santa Clara County Library District with a valid residential mailing address (P.O. Box not accepted).
You can also visit any of our libraries during open hours to convert your eCard, or apply for a full use card to check out any of our physical and digital materials and resources.
A free library card can save you hundreds or thousands in books, eBooks, audiobooks, Headspace app, newspapers and magazines, Rosetta Stone, LinkedIn Learning, Ancestry, job search, online tutoring, movies, music, video console games, and so much more!
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Staff is available to answer your questions by phone from 10 AM - 6 PM, Monday - Saturday (excluding holidays).