Anaheim Responds: Library Reopening

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Anaheim Public Library is in a phased reopening of branches across the city after our temporary closure to address coronavirus. 

Central Library will reopen offering in-person services on Monday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m.

That will be followed by the reopening of Canyon Hills Branch and Haskett Branch for in-person services in early November.

When you visit us again, we ask that you follow health guidelines to keep you and others safe.

We’ve adapted the Library’s operations to enhance public health best practices for staff, visitors and the community.

Review the sections below to know what to expect when visiting.

Know before you go
  • Visitors are required to wear face coverings that tightly cover mouths and noses in accordance with the city of Anaheim's
    face covering order
  • Visitors are guaranteed at least one hour (up to closing time). We may extend time until we reach building capacity.
  • No food or drink will be permitted inside the Library
  • Reservations are required for computer use upon entering the Library at the Sign-in Desk. Computer assistance will only be offered through remote chat and screen sharing. In-person computer assistance is not available.
  • One personal item and bag per person will be permitted upon entry. The largest item must be no larger than 12 inches by 20 inches.

Health and Safety
Throughout the Library you'll see:

  • Informative signs outside and inside the Library to help you safely navigate and maintain social distancing
  • Library staff wearing face coverings
  • Plastic shields in place at each public service desk
  • Six-feet floor markers in place at each service desk
  • Public computers spaced to ensure six-feet social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer stations 
  • Disinfecting wipes upon request for public computers
  • Computer assistance using screen sharing and remote chat
  • Bathrooms open for frequent hand washing
  • Enhanced procedures for frequent cleaning and disinfecting
    common areas
  • Quarantining of returned Library materials for six business days
    before returning to circulation; visitors will not see returned materials removed from their account until after the quarantine period.

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Check here often for information about your neighborhood branch or visit the Library Locations page.


  1. Central Library
  2. Canyon Hills & Haskett Branch
  3. Euclid & Sunkist Branch
  4. Anaheim Heritage Center
  5. East Anaheim & Ponderosa Joint-use Branch
  6. Mobile Library
  • Central Library opened for in-person service on Monday, October 26, 2020
  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Curbside Pick-up:
    Monday- Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Computer Use: Reservations are required for computer use upon entering the Library at the Sign-in Desk. Computer assistance will only be offered through remote chat and screen sharing. In-person computer assistance is not available.