Library hours

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Libraries reopen to indoor access


The Menlo Park Main Library and Belle Haven Branch Library reopened to indoor public access July 6, 2021. Both locations are open during the following hours, which may change and/or expand in the future:
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: Noon-8 p.m.
  • Fridays and Saturdays: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sundays, Mondays and holidays: closed

Book returns and drop box hours


The outdoor library book return boxes are open to accept returns of library materials from 9 a.m., Tuesdays thru 4 p.m., Saturdays. The book drops will return to 7 days a week access on July 31. The book drops are closed on holidays.

Holiday closed dates


Both library locations and outdoor book drops will be closed

on the following days:

  • Monday, September 6
  • Thursday, November 11
  • Thursday, November 25
  • Friday, November 26
  • Friday, December 24
  • Saturday, December 25
  • Saturday, January 1