Online Catalog

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Library Card

Your library card is your key to unlock a wide world of resources. Sign up for your card today to begin taking advantage of everything the Hayward Library has to offer.
Location and Hours

Hayward Public Library system consists of two locations downtown and in South Hayward.

There's always something happening at the Hayward Public Library. From programs offering free legal consultations to book signings, story times, yoga and crafts, there's never a shortage of things to do.
Borrowing Materials

Unlike your neighbor who's reluctant to lend you his garden rake, we make it easy for you to check out and renew materials. Learn how!

Everything you need to know to use the library.

Take the Summer Reading Challenge!

Did you know that if children don’t read over the summer months when school is out, they can lose up to two full grade levels of reading comprehension? Prevent the “summer slide” by signing up for Hayward Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge! For all ages - kids, teens, and adults!
Summer Reading in Three Easy Steps:
1. Sign up beginning June 13th
2. Read your favorite books and magazines (younger children may be read to by a parent or older sibling).
3. Win Prizes!
Check out the latest additions to the library collection!