Library News

SuperSearch No Longer Available

UnfortunateThe SuperSearch system has failed and is not expected to be repaired.

Since we can no longer use SuperSearch, which provided online access to search and request items from other North Bay libraries, we are temporarily handling all requests manually. You may still submit your request online, using this new form.

We hope to have a replacement system in place soon, but do not have an estimate yet on when it would be available.

Express Station opens Wednesday

The Sebastopol Library will be closed Tuesday, January 31. The new Express Station will open in the Sebastopol Community Center on Wednesday, February 1.

Sebastopol Remodeling

measuring tapeThe Sebastopol Regional Library will close temporarily for upgrades and retrofits.  This is the last week the library will be open in its current location until the upgrades are completed.  During the closure, an Express Station will be open in the Youth Annex at the Sebastopol Community Center at 390 Morris Street for limited hours and services.  Currently planned hours:

Express Station: Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. plus extended hours until 8 p.m. Wednesdays

Reading Room: Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed: Saturday, Sunday, Monday

Press release 1/23/2012

Temporary closure details

Sebastopol Library branch page

New Master Gardener workshop schedule

SunflowersThe winter-spring 2012 schedule of gardening workshops is now posted.  Free workshops start this Saturday at Rincon Valley, Rohnert Park, and Sebastopol. 

Sebastopol workshops will be at a special location this season: Luther Burbank's Gold Ridge Farm.

Throughout the year, Master Gardeners present Saturday morning workshops at different libraries on topics including grafting, pruning, and design. 

Details in the Master Gardener workshops page

Welcome back!

Welcome Back to the LibraryThe holiday and furlough closure is over!  Libraries are now open regular hours.

Come visit us and pick up some great new books for your new year!  Enjoy storytimes, Read to a Dog, musical programs, and gardening workshops starting this week.  Welcome back to the Library!

Calendar of events

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

Winter and Holiday Events

Come to the library in December to enjoy storytimes and puppet shows, swinging melodies and holiday garden ideas. Winter and holiday programs for all ages.

Calendar of holiday programs

Library Commission Special Meeting

The Library Commission will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, November 14, at the Rincon Valley Library.

The agenda and supporting documents are available here.

Website unavailable Saturday night

All Library websites, catalog, My Account, and phone renewals will be unavailable from 8:30 p.m. Saturday night, October 29, to 10 a.m. Sunday morning, October 30, due to a scheduled power outage PG&E is planning.

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.