San Leandro Public Library COVID-19 Response

[As of June 8, 2020]

To all our Library Patrons-

The City of San Leandro’s update on COVID-19 posted on reads in part, “In accordance with the Alameda County Public Health Officer’s March 16 Order, all non-essential City-operated facilities will be temporarily closed to the public. Closures will include all City-operated libraries, community centers, aquatics facilities, and City Hall. Other functions such as the Permit Center, Business Licenses and the Public Works Services Center will be extremely limited."

Please help us to protect the health and safety of library patrons, volunteers, and staff by following these guidelines:

Returning Items

Effective immediately, please do not return Library materials. Book drops at all libraries will be closed. We will periodically open the book drops and close them for a quarantine period. Please check our website and social media for annoucements about these temporary reopenings.

The checkout period for all library materials has been extended through the Shelter in Place order. Any overdue fines will be waived during the closure.


Effective immediately, the Library will not be accepting donations of books or other materials.

Library Access from home

San Leandro Public Library is encouraging Library cardholders to access our digital library, available 24/7. Services available include:

Search the library catalog, place holds, and check your library account

Books, audiobooks, magazines, and newspapers

Homework Help and Research

Personal Development

Protect, Prepare and Know the Facts

As a reminder, the best ways to reduce risk of getting sick, as with seasonal colds or the flu, still applies to prevent COVID-19:
•    Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
•    Cover your cough or sneeze.
•    Stay home if you are sick.
•    Avoid touching your face.
•    Try alternatives to shaking hands, like an elbow bump or wave.
•    If you have recently returned from a country, state or region with ongoing COVID-19 infections, monitor your health and follow the instructions of public health officials.
•    Vulnerable individuals, which is defined as 50 years or who have health conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, kidney disease and weakened immune systems, are recommended to limit outings, avoid large gatherings, telecommute if possible, stay home if they are sick and avoid people who are sick.