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Downtown Branch Library

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General Agency Information
Name:Downtown Branch Library
Alternate Name(s):Central Branch Library
Address:224 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-427-7707
 Use California Relay: Yes
Website:www.santacruzpl.org
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Description:The Downtown Branch contains the largest collection of any branch in the library system, with over 215,000 items, and includes a California History and Genealogy Room used extensively by a number of researchers.

Provides library materials and services to all county residents, including information services, children's services, and services to the home-bound. The library circulates books, periodicals, cds, dvds, large print books, and paperbacks.

PHONE NUMBERS:
Telephone Reference: 831-427-7713
Genealogical Collection: 831-427-7707 ext. 5794

ELIGIBILITY: Residents of Santa Cruz County. Adults must show photo ID, proof of address needed or card will be mailed.

FEES: $.15 per page for photocopying and internet printing.
Programs:Ebook and Audio download drop-in sessions
Toddler Time 0-3
Preschool Story Time 3-6
Tales to Tails
Homework Help
Family Crafts
Book Discussion Group
Music Programs
Computer Coaching on Sundays
Community Poetry Circle
Writing Classes
Cybersecurity classes
Check event calendar for details
http://www.santacruzpl.org/events/

Public Internet Access - Adults
19 machines with internet and Microsoft Office with one hour time limit; printing is 15 per page

Public Internet Access - Kids
7 machines with internet and Microsoft Office and 1 Early Literacy Computer with one hour time limit, for ages 18 and under
First 10 pages printed free (K-12 homework only), 15 per page thereafter

Microfilm Readers

Teen Self Help Collection

Test Proctoring

Text Enlarger

Wireless Internet Access
Facilities:A meeting room is available for use by not-for-profit community organizations on a first-come, first served reservation basis. All meetings must be open to the general public, the maximum occupancy limit is 63. The charge for use is $20.00-25.00 per hour. Book online or call 427-7707
Languages other than English:American Sign Language
Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within Four Blocks
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Fees:See Description Notes
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Santa Cruz
 
Related Agencies
Parent Agency:Santa Cruz Public Libraries, a City/County Library System
 
Subject Headings
 Book Downloads
Book Loan
Bookmobiles
Children
Children's Library Services
Electronic Information Resources
Facilities/Community Centers
Government Agencies
Homebound
Information Services
Libraries
Library Services
Literary Societies/Book Reading Clubs
Outreach Programs
Storytelling
Tax Forms
Videotape/DVD Collections
Volunteer Opportunities
This record last modified January 21, 2015

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