8 more San Jose Library branches to reopen with limited back office – NBC Bay Area

Nearly half of the 25 branches of the San Jose public library system are now open after eight branches with restricted indoor services reopened on Monday following pandemic-related closings.

Library customers can browse the bookshelves, borrow materials, access public computers, and get help from librarians.

The following branches are open again on Mondays with 50 percent occupancy and are open Monday to Friday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

  • Bascom, 1000 S. Bascom Ave.
  • East San Jose Carnegie, 1102 E. Santa Clara St
  • Educational Park, 1772 Educational Park Drive
  • Edenvale, 101 Branham Lane E.
  • Hillview, 1600 Hopkins Drive
  • Pearl Avenue, 4270 Pearl Avenue.
  • Seven Trees, 3590 Cas Drive
  • Vineland, 1450 Blossom Hill Road

The library also launched its annual Summer Food program on Monday, which runs through August 13 and offers free healthy meals for children and teenagers ages 2-18 and their families.

In the past year, over 5,000 families picked up meals at the four program locations.

This year the library has expanded the program to include the following seven branch libraries and is available Monday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Dr. Roberto Cruz – Alum Rock, 3090 Alum Rock Avenue.
  • Edenvale, 101 Branham Lane E.
  • Educational Park, 1772 Educational Park Drive
  • Hillview, 1600 Hopkins Drive
  • Joyce Ellington, 491 E. Empire St.
  • Tully Community, 880 Tully Road
  • West Valley, 1243 San Tomas Aquino Road

For more information and details on the library reopening, please visit www.sjpl.org/reopening.

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