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Campbell Library Will Open its Doors on Mondays

Beginning April 30, the Campbell Library will be open six days a week.

For the first time since 2004, Campbell Library will open its doors on Mondays.

Starting April 30, Campbell Library will be open six days a week, Community Librarian Cheryl Houts told Campbell City Council last night.

The new hours will tack on an additional four hours to the week, Houts said, which will be made possible by “flattening the week out.” Pushing back the opening time on Tuesdays did this.

“Tuesday is a straight shift so we don’t have to have additional staff,” Houts said.

The 24,000 square foot building is home to more than 200,000 items in its collection and received a final coat of paint to its interior this weekend, Houts said.

New paint, carpet and furniture as well as a new computer system due possibly within the next month are all tools added to the library's coffers to better service its patrons. Previous renovations to the library were done in 1989 and included the library's lower level.

Along with the renovations, patrons will also get to enjoy a brand new automated book return, accessible from the building's exterior after hours.

All of this good news does not change one looming challenge for the library: the need for a new building.

"Campbell is still in need of a new building," Houts said. "That is my cry that I will never let it die. We haven’t solved the problems that we have in that building."

Current Hours

  • Tuesday 12-9 p.m.
  • Wednesday 10-9 p.m.
  • Thursday 10-9 p.m.
  • Friday 10-6 p.m.
  • Saturday 10-6 p.m.
  • Sunday Closed

New Hours beginning April 30

  • Monday 1-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday 1-9 p.m.
  • Wednesday 10-9 p.m.
  • Thursday 10-6 p.m.
  • Friday 10-6 p.m.
  • Saturday 10-6 p.m.
  • Sunday Closed 
RSmall February 22, 2012 at 04:20 PM
I'm delighted to hear of the new hours. Who ever worked the numbers and came up with the plan should very proud of themselves. Thanks for thinking of the residents and library patrons.
Mayra Flores de Marcotte February 22, 2012 at 09:15 PM
It was definitely all smiles at the meeting last night over the news (and fb readers agreed!) Glad to spread a little good news. :)
Janine Payton February 25, 2012 at 08:03 PM
another reason I was happy to pay the $80 as a non-resident of Campbell. I love this library and Campbell. (I live in 'the fist' section of San Jose)

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