Holiday / furlough closure update

Holiday / Furlough closureThe last day to visit the Library in 2011 is Friday, December 23 before 2 p.m.

To help close our budget gap, all Sonoma County public libraries will shut down at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 23 and reopen Tuesday, January 3. During this time:

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Press release December 13

Library Closure Details

No requests on Sonoma Valley items

Why won't the computer let me?Want to request a book or movie, but the catalog won’t let you? It could be a Sonoma Valley item. Currently you can’t request any items from Sonoma Valley Library through our online catalog system.

The Sonoma Valley Regional Library has relocated to a temporary facility (Burlingame Hall, 252 W. Spain St. Sonoma, CA 95476) during the remodeling of its building at West Napa Street.

During the remodel, the majority of the Sonoma Valley library collections is in storage and unavailable. These are noted in the online catalog with a status of Storage.

Since the collection in the temporary facility is quite limited, holds cannot be placed on them. This ensures there are adequate materials for the Sonoma community to browse. Patrons who wish to see something owned by the Sonoma Valley branch, which is not in storage, will have to go to Burlingame Hall to get it.

The SuperSearch system will not accept hold requests for any items we own, even if our only copy is a non-requestable Sonoma Valley item. If you’re not able to request an item through our catalog system or through SuperSearch, you can still fill out an Interlibrary Loan request at any Sonoma County Library branch.

Once the Sonoma Valley library reopens on West Napa Street, all materials will revert to the normal requestable status. Reopening is scheduled for spring 2012. Thank you for your understanding.

New to read and research online

New to Read and Research OnlineThe Library has negotiated a new contract for a package of online resources for you to use through our website. Not only does this new package bring us a significant cost savings, it also brings you more to read and research online — all free with your library card.

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