Libraries To Close for One Week Starting August 30

All Library locations will close Monday, Aug. 30 through Sunday, Sept. 5 due to citywide budget cuts. Please note Monday, Sept. 6 is the Labor Day holiday and all libraries will be closed. Regular Library operations will resume Tuesday, Sept. 7.

Services unavailable during the one-week closure:

  • Most Library services will be unavailable during the one-week closure.
  • No materials will be due and no fines will be accrued.

The last day to check out Library items before the closure is Sunday, Aug. 29. The Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., and the Library’s website ( will be open until 6 p.m. that day and another 10 branches will be open until 5 p.m.

No book drops will be open. Do not leave books and materials outside Library locations during the closure.

Central Library book drops will close at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29 and reopen at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7.

Book drops at branches that are open on Sundays will close at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29 and reopen at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7.

Book drops at branches that are closed on Sundays will close at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28 and reopen at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7.

Limited access to the online catalog. Patrons will be able to search the catalog and check their Library record but will not be able to place holds on items. No staff will be working to process the thousands of books and materials that customers normally put on hold.

Limited access to the website ( The online calendar, databases, downloadable books and media, digital special collections, podcasts, SPL Mobile app and blogs will be available, but other online information and features will not be available. No staff members will be working to maintain the site or troubleshoot problems.

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