Berkeley Public Library Expands Branch Hours

October 10, 2013

Contact:  Sarah Dentan
Manager, Neighborhood and Children’s Services

Beginning December 2, 2013 the Claremont, North, and South Branches of the Berkeley Public Library will be open later on Tuesdays and earlier on Wednesdays, raising the total number of open hours to 52 hours per week at each branch.

The new schedule for branch libraries is as follows:

Monday 10 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday 10 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday 10 AM - 8 PM
Thursday 12 Noon - 8 PM
Friday 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday Closed


Expanding library hours has been an ongoing priority for the Board of Library Trustees; hours at the Central Library were expanded in October 2006.  The extension of hours at the branch libraries coincides with the completion of the Measure FF Branch Improvement Project.

“We are happy to be able to provide expanded access to our beautiful new branches,” said Donna Corbeil, Library Director, ”we hope lots of our cardholders will take advantage of our new Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning hours.”

The West Branch Library is currently closed for construction. We anticipate reopening it later this year with the expanded hours. Stay tuned for further details. The Tool Lending Library’s hours, which expanded in May, will remain unchanged. The Central Library’s hours are not affected.

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