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Santa Clara City Library Mission Statement

We enrich lives and strengthen our community by providing opportunities for lifelong learning, discovery, and creativity.  We achieve this through our skilled and friendly staff, our collections, and our physical and virtual spaces.

Hilary Keith
City Librarian
1-408-615-2930Call: 1-408-615-2930

Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.)
Phone:  1-408-615-2930Call: 1-408-615-2930
FAX:      1-408-247-9657Call: 1-408-247-9657 

Board of Library Trustees

Generally meets the first Monday of the month, 6:00 p.m., Central Park Library, Board Room, 2nd Floor

Reserving Library Community Rooms

When not in use for programs and activities sponsored by the Library, these spaces may be reserved by eligible organizations.  Policies approved by the City Attorney and Board of Library Trustees govern the use of these spaces, which may be reserved through Library Administration by calling 1-408-615-2930Call: 1-408-615-2930.  An application process is required.  Effective July 1, 2010, outside groups will not be able to use the two large community rooms on weekends.

Two Large Community Rooms:

  • Redwood Community Room
    Room Capacity: 125 chairs, or 24 tables and chairs (48 people seated)         
  • Margie Edinger Community Room
    Room Capacity:  100 chairs, or 16 tables and chairs (32 people seated)

Fees for Use of Redwood and Margie Edinger Community Rooms:

  • Room Use Fee:  $50.00/hour with a 2 hour minimum
  • Room Rental Processing Fee: $50.00 Non-refundable   
  • Audio/Visual Set-up Fee:  $30.00/hour
  • Food Clean-up Fee:  $19.00 Non-refundable

One Conference Room

  • Sycamore Room  Room Capacity:  5 to 10 people

Fees for Use of Sycamore Room:

  • No charge for use of the room
  • Food Clean-up Fee:  $19.00 Deposit - Refundable if room is left clean

Library Wheelchair and Walker Use

The Library Foundation and Friends have provided SCCL with two wheelchairs and one walker for use in the Central Park Library by individuals who have limited or impaired mobility.  Patrons interested in using this equipment must complete an agreement form available in the Library Administration Office on the 2nd floor.

Use of Camera/Video Equipment in the Library

Anyone wishing to make audio or video recording in - or take general pictures of - the public areas of the Library building and its collections will be allowed to do so by completing permission request available in the Library Administration Office on the 2nd floor.

Library Foundation Office

 The Library Foundation office is located on the 2nd floor in Library Administration:

  • Tracy Wingrove, Executive Director 1-408-615-2987Call: 1-408-615-2987 
  • Visit                               


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