Hayward Public Library's Updated Response to COVID-19
The October 1st press release from the Alameda County Health Officer permits libraries to reopen at less than 25% capacity if appropriate safety measures are followed. Hayward Public Library is not yet ready to open on October 9th and is in the process of developing a plan to safely reopen our buildings, including modification of library spaces and training of library staff, as well as planning for gradually expanding services with our currently reduced workforce size. Our highest priority is the health and safety of all, the public and staff included.
When will the buildings reopen?
We are eager to reopen our buildings to the public, and plan to reopen soon as we are able to do so safely. We are training staff, ordering supplies, modifying library spaces, and developing protocols in preparation for reopening. The Library’s workforce is much reduced from pre-pandemic levels which impacts our ability to return to full service- levels. As a result, we do not have a confirmed date for reopening but our expectation is that we will be able to reopen early in the new year.
What services are you currently offering?
We are continuing to expand services and programs for the public and currently offer these services: