Santa Clara County libraries are expanding their hours next week.
The changes starting Monday will add 18 more hours a week for patrons to visit the library, browse collections, use the public computers and printers, reserve a meeting room or read in the library, County Librarian Jennifer Weeks said.
“Offering additional service hours gives our patrons more options to come by the library at their convenience,” Weeks said.
The libraries in Cupertino, Milpitas, Los Altos and Saratoga will be open from Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The only exception is the Woodland Library in Los Altos, which will open from 1-6 p.m. on Monday through Saturday.
Campbell Express Library will be open from Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In Morgan Hill and Gilroy, county libraries will be open Monday through Wednesday from 1-6 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The change in hours is part of the county library district’s phased approach to fully reopening after months of closure due to the pandemic.
The library district hopes that by fall, all locations will be open seven days a week and resume evening hours.
Masks are still required at the county libraries regardless of vaccination status because many children use the services and are not eligible for the vaccine, the library district said in a statement.
Those who prefer contactless service can still do curbside hold pickup and appointments can be made online.
The library offers up-to-date lists of schedules and available library services on its website.