Library Services - Reference Services - Overview
The Library staff offers help in researching the answers to information and reference questions at all branches. The Downtown Branch serves as the System reference headquarters and contains a substantially larger collection of research materials. Reference librarians are available at the Downtown Branch during all open hours, and at the Aptos, Live Oak, and Scotts Valley Branches in the afternoons.
By PhoneCall (831) 427-7713 to ask your question at the Downtown Branch or to make an appointment with a member of the Reference Team.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-7pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm
Text UsText SCPL to 66746. Save SCPL in your contacts and text us your questions.
By EmailEmail us with your questions: eLibrary@santacruzpl.org
Online Reference ResourcesMost of the Library databases are available at all terminals in all branches and from anywhere with an internet connection. You must have a valid library card and PIN.
Genealogical QuestionsThe Genealogy Library is housed within the Downtown Branch but its materials belong to the Santa Cruz County Genealogical Society. They do offer research assistance, provided by qualified volunteers. For more information, please visit their website: http://scgensoc.org.
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