Expanded Access Hours (EAH) are additional hours of library access available to patrons outside of the normal operating hours. EAH is available at select branches daily from 7:00 am until the library opens and after the library closes until 8:00 pm. During Expanded Access Hours, the library building is open for patrons to enter and use resources, such as books, computers, printing and study spaces. During these hours, library staff are not available to provide assistance or answer questions. When you sign up, library staff will review safety and security information such as emergency exits, how to use the phones, what to do if the power goes out, and how to handle other emergencies.
Once approved, your access goes beyond your home library; it includes all Expanded Access Hours (EAH) locations. Families are welcome too! Each adult must sign up separately, but may bring minors in their care. It is recommended to check for updates on individual library pages before visiting.
Meeting Rooms availability varies by location during EAH; visit Reserve a Meeting Room for additional information.
During EAH, staff will not be available for assistance. If you need help using the computers, copier, or checkout machine, have staff show you how during open hours. We’re always happy to help and we want you to have a successful visit!
If staff are present outside of regular open hours, they are here for specific purposes and are not available to assist patrons. Please respect their time and wait for open hours to ask for assistance.
Janitorial or facilities staff may be present during your visit. They may need to work or clean near you and could be using noisy equipment.
Library staff go over safety and security information such as emergency exits, how to use the phones, what to do if the power goes out, and how to handle other emergencies.
While using EAH, patrons must not allow other individuals into the library. There is an exception for minor children or any adult that you are the caregiver of. In this case you must maintain supervision while using EAH.
Video surveillance is being conducted for the safety and security of the patrons and the property.
A phone may be used to call 911 emergency services if needed.
If there is a power outage, please leave the library.
Check your local branch for the location of emergency exits.
Holidays and Closures
Christmas EveSunday, December 24, 2023Closed All Day
Christmas DayMonday, December 25, 2023Closed All Day
New Year's DayMonday, January 1, 2024Closed All Day
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