Portola Valley Library has begun seven-days-a-week service, including expanded evening hours and service on Sunday for the first time, according to San Mateo County Libraries.

Most San Mateo County Libraries returned to seven-days-a-week-service this past December following reopening plans approved by the library system’s governing board. Portola Valley Library this week joins other branches in the county with its expanded hours.

The library will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays.

“We wanted to make this happen for our community members, and it couldn’t come at a better time,” Portola Valley Mayor Craig Hughes said. “Portola Valley Library is well-loved year-round, and in summer, it becomes an everyday destination. Families wanting to keep their kids reading over the break, teens preparing college applications and anyone who wants a cool, quiet place to read or reach other services can seek out the library any day of the week now.” 

The increased hours will also bring more in-person offerings, events and opportunities to borrow materials and use on-site computers, the 3D printer and the laptops and hotspots available for checkout.  

“We are looking forward to welcoming patrons to the Portola Valley Library every day of the week,” San Mateo County Libraries director Anne-Marie Despain said. “More open hours mean more opportunities to discover the library. We hope this makes it even easier to visit the library and encourages more community members to sign up for a free library card, attend an exciting program and use our services and resources.”