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


PRESS RELEASE 04/16/2009
Subject :

Palo Alto City Library Closed for One Day on April 24
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 24, 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 24 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 account.
  • Reference questions may be e-mailed to; the reference staff will respond within 48 hours.

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