And… we are open!

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library front room

Photo by Linda Harms Okazaki

It’s been a long 15 months since the COVID-19 pandemic caused us to close our doors, but we are delighted to announce that the CGS library in Oakland is reopening to the public beginning Wednesday, June 30! Visitors are required to make reservations in advance; read on for details.

For now the library will open three days a week, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, with morning and afternoon research slots open to a maximum of five people per session. Reservations are required and can be booked through EventBrite. While the county has lifted many COVID restrictions, we continue to require mask wearing and social distancing in the library. This is both for the protection of our patrons and to comply with the Breuner Building’s rules.

During the closure, the library has undergone a deep cleaning of the carpet and all touch surfaces. We’ve also installed plastic shields at the front desk, and brightened the space with newly painted walls. We are grateful to the many volunteers who have worked to make this a reality.

Reserve your research time slot today at EventBrite!