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Important announcement about library services

Post Date:03/13/2020 8:00 PM


Dear Library Patrons,

Until March 31, library services will be delivered online only.  The Main Library building will be open on a limited basis Saturday, March 14, to give library users a chance to retrieve and return library items. 

Starting Sunday, March 15, library users will need to visit to access services, call us at (650) 829-3860, or email us at

We will not be accepting returns of books or DVDs at the library until further notice.  No late fines will be assessed during this period.

As we all practice social distancing during this outbreak, we encourage you to take advantage of the many online resources offered by your public library:


About Social Distancing

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, all of us, especially vulnerable populations, have been encouraged to practice social distancing by the Centers for Disease Control, San Mateo County Health Department, and other authorities. The limitation of services to an online format for the next two weeks is one way the Library is doing its part to practice social distancing. For more information on social distancing and other measures to prevent the spread of the virus, please see the following websites:


What else you can do to stay safe

In addition to social distancing, health officials have recommended a number of steps for individuals and households at this time, many of which can be found at the website of Centers for Disease Control:

  • Wash hands frequently
  • Stay home when ill
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Prepare for supply chain disruptions by stocking up on medications and other critically needed items


Stay updated on Coronavirus in San Mateo County

The lead agency focused on public health and responding to the COVID-19 virus is the San Mateo County Health Department. As of Wednesday, March 11, there are 15 confirmed Coronavirus cases San Mateo County. Residents with non-medical, non-emergency questions about the coronavirus can call 2-1-1 or text 211211 at any time, day or night. 2-1-1 is a confidential service available in 180 languages.



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