Watsonville Public Library Phased Reopening Plan

We are pleased to announce that the Main Library of the Watsonville Public Library will be opening for limited in-person services starting Monday, November 9th. Library open hours will be Monday through Friday from 2-6pm. In addition, we will be offering Telephone Reference services Monday through Friday 10am-6pm.

Watsonville Public Library Phased Reopening Plan

Nos da gusto anunciar que la Biblioteca Principal de la Biblioteca Pública Watsonville abrirá para servicios limitados en persona a partir del lunes, 9 de noviembre. El horario de la biblioteca será de lunes a viernes de 2-6 pm. 
Además, le ofreceremos el servicio de consulta por teléfono de lunes a viernes de 10am-6pm.

Plan de Reapertura Gradual de la Biblioteca Pública Watsonville
The Virtual Library remains available, open 24/7. 
Materials can still be requested for pick up during Curbside Hours, see information below for how. 

Placing Holds on items



We are now offering holds pickup/mailing ~ 
1. Place holds online or by calling 831-768-3404
2. The library will contact you once the items are ready for pickup during library open hours.
3. Item Limits:  30 items for pick up at the library, 5 items if you want them mailed to you.

Note: Pick up is available Monday - Friday 2-6pm at the Main Library. 
Your library card is required to pick up items. 

Limited Computer Use Available


► Computers have been spaced 6 feet apart and will be disinfected between each use. 
► Please visit the Service Desk to reserve a computer. 
► Computer sessions will be limited to 1 hour and printing is available for a cost of .20 per page.

Library Programs Are Offered Virtually via Zoom

► Learn more about programs happening at the library.

Staff will continue to monitor the changing situation and adjust our response as necessary. Please check this website for up-to-date information concerning library services and closures.

Your Safety Is Our Top Priority


The library is performing extra sanitizing of all "high touch" surfaces, including computer keyboards and mice; and making hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes available. 

What we're doing to keep you safe
► Offering contactless holds pickup.
► Maintaining 6 feet of distance between each other.
► Wearing face coverings while inside the library.
► Following cleaning and disinfecting protocols put out by the CDC.

What we're asking you to do
► Do not enter the library if you currently have or recently had a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or are feeling unwell.
► Keep your hands clean. Hand sanitizer will be provided throughout the library.
► Maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others.
► Wear a face covering while inside the library.
► Follow all directional signs and floor markings.

Please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for frequently asked questions
► County of Santa Cruz Health Agency's COVID-19 Updates & Information