News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 04/07/2008
Subject :

Palo Alto City Library Closed for One Day on April 18
Contact : Cornelia van Aken, Assistant Library Director    650-329-2668

Palo Alto, CA - All five branches of the Palo Alto City Library will be closed on Friday, April 18 so employees can attend a staff development training session. Despite the closure of the facilities, many library services will remain available to customers.

  • Book drops will remain open for the return of materials; items returned on April 18 will be checked in as if they were returned the previous day.
  • The Library catalog is available at and can be used to renew items, place requests on library materials, and view accounts.
  • The automated telephone renewal system at 650-326-5374 can be used to identify and renew the items that have been checked out. Callers need their library card number to access their accounts.
  • Reference questions may be e-mailed to; the reference staff will respond within 48 hours.

The Library will resume its regular schedule on Saturday, April 19.

For more information, visit the Library web site,, or contact Cornelia van Aken, Assistant Library Director, at 650-329-2668.