We are happy to announce new service hours at most SCCLD locations starting Monday, July 12. This gives patrons even more opportunity to visit the library and browse the full collection, use the public computers and printers, reserve an available meeting room, or just to say, "Hi!"
The new hours are as follows:
Cupertino, Milpitas, Los Altos and Saratoga Libraries Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Participate in one of our free online programs for kids, teens, and adults. Visit our events calendar to stay updated on events.
It’s easy to get started with our Summer Reading Program. Sign up or log in online using Beanstack. Earn a prize for reading 5 books and completing one activity this summer. Completion prizes will be available August 1-31 while supplies last.
Free Video Streaming
Services for Kids
Our free video streaming service Kanopy Kids offers educational and engaging videos for children including kids' movies and TV shows, animated storybooks, classic fairy tales, & much more. Children's accounts have unlimited play credits.
The Teen Book of the Month for July is a surreal and timely novel about the effects of isolation and what it means to be connected to the world.
Printz Award-winning author A.S. King brings Switch, a novel where time has stopped and it has been June 23, 2020 for nearly a year for teenager Tru Becker, her town and the rest of the world.
Find this book in the library, along with other Teen Books of the Monthhere.
Virtual Author Visit
Join us on Tuesday, July 20 for a virtual author visit with local writer, naturalist and illustrator Obi Kaufmann.
Kaufmann’s first book, The California Field Atlas (2017), became a #1 San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller. He has also written The State of Water: Understanding California’s Most Precious Resource (2019) and The Forests of California (2020) Find Kaufmann's books in the library.
Our Online Library carries hundreds of digital resources that are available to you whenever you need them. From eBooks and audiobooks to online research and homework help, it is free with your SCCLD library account number.
Water Conservation Encouraged in Santa Clara County
The County of Santa Clara has declareda local emergency due to extreme drought conditions, meaning reservations are quite low and the water level is inadequate for agriculture, wildlife and urban needs. Residents and businesses in the county’s unincorporated areas are being asked to begin conserving water.
Find information about water waste restrictions and rebate programs here.
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.
On a temporary basis during the COVID-19 crisis, eCards are available to all residents who live within Santa Clara County with a valid residential mailing address (P.O. Box not accepted).