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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Welcoming back to Anaheim Public Library

Reopening the Library

ANAHEIM, Calif. (October 23, 2020) — Anaheim Central Library reopens Monday, starting a phased reopening of branches across our city after our temporary closure to address coronavirus. 


Central Library in downtown Anaheim will reopen offering in-person services on Monday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m.


That will be followed by the reopening of Canyon Hills Branch in east Anaheim and Haskett Branch in west Anaheim for in-person services in early November.


Since the temporary closure in March, we’ve transformed our library services to meet the community’s needs as we continue to work to stop the spread of coronavirus in Anaheim.


We’ve adapted Central Library’s operations to enhance public health best practices for visitors and staff.  


When you visit us again, we ask that you follow health guidelines to keep you and others safe.


What to know before you visit

  • Visitors are required to wear face coverings that cover mouths and noses in accordance with the city of Anaheim’s face covering order
  • Acceptable face coverings are N95, surgical or cloth masks that fit snugly and are secured with ties or ear loops 
  • Visitors are limited to one hour in the Library per person or family
  • No food or drink will be permitted inside the Library
  • Reservations are required for computer use upon entering the Library at the Sign-in Desk. Computer assistance will only be offered through remote chat and screen sharing. In-person computer assistance is not available.
  • One bag per person will be permitted upon entry and must be no larger than
     12 inches by 20 inches


Health and safety

Throughout the Library, you’ll see: 


  • Informative signs outside and inside the Library to help you safely navigate and maintain social distancing 
  • Library staff wearing face coverings and gloves
  • Plastic shields are in place at each public service desk
  • Six-feet floor markers are in place at each service desk
  • Public computers spaced to ensure six-feet social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer stations
  • Disinfecting wipes upon request for public computers
  • Computer assistance using screen sharing and remote chat
  • Bathrooms for frequent hand washing
  • Enhanced procedures for frequent cleaning and disinfecting common areas
  • Quarantining of returned Library materials for six business days before returning to circulation; visitors will not see returned materials removed from their account until after the quarantine period.

Library Reopenings, Changes: 

  • Central Library will open for in-person service on Monday, Oct. 26 at 11 a.m.
    • Hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Curbside Pick-Up: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Computer Use: Reservations required for computer use upon entering the Library at the Sign-in Desk; in-person computer assistance will not be available, though users can share their screen with Library staff for remote assistance
  • Canyon Hills Branch and Haskett Branch will open for in-person service in early November.
    • Curbside Pick-Up: will resume Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Euclid Branch and Sunkist Branch remain temporarily closed and will continue to offer Curbside Pick-Up, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Anaheim Heritage Center is available for phone assistance and virtual appointments, Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • East Anaheim Branch and Ponderosa Joint-use Branch remain temporarily closed.
  • The Mobile Library, formerly known as the Bookmobile, remains temporarily out of service.
  • Check here for information about your neighborhood branch. 


Additional branch locations will be added to the phased reopening soon. 


We can’t wait to see you again! We thank you for your patience and for your continued partnership in stopping the spread of coronavirus in our city.


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