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Capitola Closes


Capitola Library to Close for Construction

The Capitola Library will officially close for construction on May 1, 2018. However, the last day the library will be open for business will be Saturday April 28. The official estimate for construction time is 18 months to 2 years. However, SCPL does not yet have an official date for a Grand Opening.

The City of Capitola has been planning to build a new library for many years and has set aside former redevelopment money to contribute to the project. In June 2016, voters passed Measure S, which funds library building projects through a parcel tax. With this tax money, we are finally able to give Capitola the 21st Century Library building it deserves. You can keep track of all library building projects on the Measure S Page on our website. You can also print this FAQ Sheet with information about the closure.

Access to Services During the Closure
Capitola Library users are encouraged to change their hold pickup location to any other branch in the library system. All books and media held at the Capitola Library must be retrieved before its last open day on April 28th. Any holds remaining at the Capitola Library at the end of the day will be transferred to the Aptos Branch.

Books and media may be returned at any branch library. We will also have a drive-up return box at the Jade St. Community Center, 4400 Jade St., beginning May 1st.

Library services are accessible from any branch library during open hours, by phone at 831-427-7713, or by emailing Many of our entertainment and research collections are available online via our website at

SCPL will also add two additional Bookmobile stops in proximity to the library:

Live Oak Senior CenterMid-County Senior Center
Every other TuesdayEvery other Wednesday
2:15pm - 3:00pm 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Starting May 1stStarting May 9th

Tales to Tails
Tales to Tails programming will move to the Aptos Library and take place 1st and 3rd Mondays 3:30pm - 4:30pm, and every 1st Saturday of the month 10:30am - 11:30am.

Preschool Storytime
Satrting in June, Preschool Storytime will take place at the Porter Memorial Library Fridays 11:00am to 12:00pm.

MAKE & Explore
Starting in June, Make & Explore will be held at the Children's Museum of Discovery in the Capitola Mall on Fridays 2:00pm - 4:00pm.

The collection of books and media at Capitola is currently being evaluated and the best items are being reassigned to other branches. The Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries will hold a big book sale in the branch after it has closed and before demolition begins. The book sale will take place on May 19th 10:00am to 5:00pm and May 20th 10:00am to 2:00pm. The final 2 hours will be a bag sale. Everything, including furniture and fixtures, will be for sale.

All staff at the Capitola Branch will be reassigned to nearby branches. You may see familiar faces when you visit a new branch!

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Posted by cowend on April 25, 2018 at 4:31 p.m.



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