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Rio Linda Library to Reopen With Limited Occupancy

Starting February 9, Sacramento Public Library will reopen 21 locations for browsing with limited occupancy. The public will be able to visit any of the reopened locations to browse for up to one hour.

Patrons can continue to use curbside service at 26 locations and make one-hour computer appointments at 20 locations.

Which locations are open to the public?
The following 21 locations are open for browsing: Arcade, Arden-Dimick, Belle Cooledge, Carmichael, Colonial Heights, Del Paso Heights, Elk Grove, Fair Oaks, Galt-Marian O. Lawrence, Isleton, Martin Luther King, Jr., Nonie Wetzel Courtland, North Highlands-Antelope, Rancho Cordova, Rio Linda, Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven, Southgate, South Natomas, Sylvan Oaks, Valley Hi-North Laguna and Walnut Grove.

  • Curbside service at 26 locations continues to be available Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the following exceptions: Isleton, Nonie Wetzel Courtland and Walnut Grove service hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 1 to 6 p.m.
  • One-hour computer appointments at 21 locations continues to be available by calling (916) 264-2920
    • Appointment times at most locations are 10:30 a.m. / noon / 2 p.m. / 3:30 p.m. / 5 p.m. Special hours for seniors and those with chronic conditions or who are immunocompromised are available on Wednesdays from 9 to 10 a.m.
    • Appointments at Isleton, Nonie Wetzel Courtland and Walnut Grove are available at 1:30 p.m. / 3 p.m. / 5 p.m. Special hours for seniors and those with chronic conditions or who are immunocompromised are available on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m.
  • Patrons can return items curbside at 26 locations during regular hours of operations
  • 24-hour book drops are available every day at 17 locations

Are face coverings required?
Yes. All patrons and staff must wear CDC recommended masks, which are required at all times. If you cannot wear a face-covering during your visit, you are welcome to use our curbside service.

What safety measures are in place at the library?
Public health and safety are our priorities. Please be advised that a few things have changed to help reduce contact and slow the spread of COVID-19. We have implemented the following safety measures:

  • Face coverings are required at all times for anyone two years or older
  • We are practicing social distancing – observe all signage and markers
  • Libraries will have limited occupancy and seating to ensure proper social distancing 
  • Library visits are limited to one hour per patron
  • Hand-sanitizing stations are provided for use prior to entry, and frequent handwashing is encouraged
  • Staff conduct daily health checks
  • High-touch surfaces will be disinfected regularly

Please keep yourself and others safe by:

  • Staying home if you’re experiencing symptoms of any illness
  • Wearing a face covering that covers your nose and mouth, which is required for all patrons two years or older
  • Washing or sanitizing your hands frequently
  • Maintaining at least six feet of distance from staff and other patrons
  • Respecting social distancing guidelines and limiting your visit to one hour
  • Following the instructions of the library and security staff

Are there limits on the number of people allowed into the building?
Yes. Our occupancy is limited to ensure that all can maintain social distancing following public health orders. Thank you for your patience.

How do I return items?
Patrons can return library materials during our hours of operation in designated bins. Book drops are also available at select locations. Returned items will be placed in quarantine for 96 hours and will not be checked in immediately. Items may take up to a week to be removed from your account.

Can I drop off donated materials?
The library is not accepting donations at this time. Learn more about Friends of Sacramento Public Library donation guidelines.

What services are available?
The following in-person services are available:

The following virtual services are available:

What programming is available?
We offer various virtual programs for all ages, from storytime and book clubs to teen programming and English Conversation Groups. Visit our website to view our programming schedule. In-person programming is not yet available at the library.
What if I don’t feel comfortable coming into the library?
Please feel free to continue using curbside pickup and return service and join us for our virtual programs.
How can I support the library during this time?
Thank you for considering a gift to the Friends of the Sacramento Library, our official non-profit partner. The Friends mission is to support the Sacramento Public Library as a community resource for all of Sacramento County’s residents.

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