The City of Hayward Calif., library logo. (Photo courtesy of the Hayward City Library)

Hayward Public Library’s downtown branch will reopen for walk-in services with limited capacity starting Monday.

The library branch will allow people to enter for two-hour sessions where they will be required to adhere to protocols issued by Alameda County, including mask and social distancing requirements.

Up to 125 people will be allowed in the building at 888 C St. during each “HPL Express” two-hour session. The branch will be open from 2-4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, as well as 5-7 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays.

To prioritize staff and public safety, meeting rooms and study rooms will be unavailable, toys and games in the Children’s Library will be unavailable, and story-times and homework help will remain virtual, according to library officials.

However, the downtown branch will offer limited seating to visitors for studying and reading. Hayward’s Weekes library branch remains closed.

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