7 Libraries to Go in Santa Clara

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Santa Clara City Library
Source: David Leigh Ellis
Santa Clara is also known as the Mission City. That’s because it started as an establishment of missions by the Spanish during the time they had colonized California in the 1760’s.

In 1850, California became a state in America; many visitors were drawn to its fertile lands. A variety of manufacturing, seed and fruit industries sprouted due to this and hence supporting the growing town.

This is just but a brief history of Santa Clara, which can be found in its well-equipped libraries to suit their user’s needs. They include:

1. Central Park Library

Santa Clara Central Park Library
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The Central Park Library is one of the three facilities of the Santa Clara City Library and the biggest of them all. It’s connected by various routes and is thus easily accessible.

The services offered vary depending on your preference. Do you like studying in a group? If yes, there are group study rooms. Also available is a café for the little breaks you may want to take in between using the library.

For the history lovers, they have an acclaimed ancestry and local history collection just for you. Its versatility will make it one of your favorite if not number one, library.


  • Name: Central Park Library
  • Address: 13 S San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022
  • Price:
  • Phone: +1 650-948-7683
  • Opening hours: Mon-Thur: 10Am-9PM, Fri-Sat: 10AM-6PM, Sun: 12-6PM
  • Website: www.sccl.org/losaltos

2. Mission Library Family Reading Center

As its name states, it is a family oriented library facility. It offers adults and family, a free literacy program to improve on their competency levels through the Read Santa Clara program.

You want your children to grow up cultured; this is the place to take them.  The Early Literacy Stations is a section mainly dedicated to children between the ages of two to eight to study science, music, drawing and reading.

This move encourages early realization and nurturing of your kid’s gift. This library is keen on the importance of family and would be a unique yet exciting place to spend your family time.


  • Name: Mission Library Family Reading Center
  • Address: 1098 Lexington St, Santa Clara, CA 95050
  • Phone: +1 408-615-2964
  • Opening hour: Mon-Wed: 1-6PM, Thur: 10AM-6PM, Sat-Sun: Closed
  • Website: library.santaclaraca.gov/

3. Cupertino Library

Cupertino Civic Center
Source: Robert Kim/City of Cupertino

The Cupertino Library is an affiliate of Santa Clara’s County Library. It is situated at the Civic Center Plaza near the county’s City Hall.

Being near the City Hall ensures that there’s serene and amicable environment for studying. It has well-separated areas for kids and adult literature which provide quick and easy accessibility to a variety of age-appropriate content for its members.

What sets it apart from the other libraries is the 16 ft. Long aquarium located on its first floor. A picturesque sight for sure.


  • Name: Cupertino Library
  • Located: Cupertino Civic Center
  • Address: 10800 Torre Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014
  • Phone: +1 408-446-1677
  • Opening hours: Mon-Thur: 10Am-9PM, Fri-Sat: 10AM-6PM, Sun: 12-6PM
  • Website: www.cupertinolibrary.org/

4. San Jose Public Library

East san Jose Carnegie
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The San Jose Public Library gives equal opportunity to all and sundry to access information, engage and connect freely. For the tech ‘freaks’, this is the place to be.

You as a member, have the chance to work and learn how to use cutting-edge technology. Access to technology and the diverse ideas from other members will broaden your know-how.

Coding classes and robotic activities are also open to the members.


  • Name: San Jose Public Library
  • Address: 150 E San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95112
  • Phone: +1 408-808-2000
  • Opening hours: Mon-Thur: 8Am-9PM, Fri: 8AM-6PM, Sat: 9AM-6PM, Sun: 1-7PM
  • Website: https://www.sjpl.org/

5. Los Altos Library

The Los Altos Library is also a branch of the Santa Clara County Library. Its size of 28,050 sq. ft. is ample space to hold a capacity of 100 people at a go.

The vast space is well divided into a children’s area, teen space, and the general area. Each of the sections is endowed with materials unique to the target group.

Since it’s a public library, there’s free access to knowledge and information by the diverse community within its vicinity. They have a diverse collection of Chinese, Spanish and Japanese materials among others.

This is the best place for you to learn about your and other peoples’ culture thus promoting peaceful co-existence in the community.


  • Name: Los Altos Library
  • Address: 13 S San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022
  • Phone: +1 650-948-7683
  • Opening hours: Mon-Thur: 10Am-9PM, Fri-Sat: 10AM-6PM, Sun: 12-6PM
  • Website: www.sccl.org/losaltos

6. Woodland Library

Woodland Library is a public library with full-service computers installed with Office 2010 for your use. Its 24/7 access to e-books and e-resources offers the community an individual lifelong learning and cultural enrichment.

For you who want to study from home, they offer you a chance to access their services from your home computer, online. It also has the benefit of requesting and delivering items not found in their database from other affiliate libraries of the Santa Clara County Library.

This leisure gives the Santa Clara Library branches an edge which ensures maximum availability of your desired materials.


  • Name: Woodland Public Library
  • Address: 250 1st St, Woodland, CA 95695
  • Opened: 1905
  • Phone: +1 530-661-5980
  • Opening hours: Mon-Thur: 9Am-7PM, Fri: 12-4PM, Sat: 9AM-4PM Sun: Closed
  • Website: http://cityofwoodland.org/gov/depts/library/default.asp

7. Campbell Library

Campbell Library
Source: Jason Howie

Are you tired of the conventional way of studying? Then, this is the place to go. It offers you with a vast variety of audio books, to your liking.

Games, CDs, and movies are also available with a space committed specifically to teens.

Members also enjoy author appearances, with the availability of the latest bestsellers in their collection. Children are not left behind; there are story times for infants to help improve their creativity amongst other kids programs.


  • Name: Campbell Library
  • Address: 77 Harrison Ave, Campbell, CA 95008
  • Phone: +1 408-866-1991
  • Opening hours: Mon-Tue: 1-9PM, Wed: 10AM-9PM, Thur- Sat: 10AM-6PM Sun: Closed
  • Website: http://www.lib.campbell.edu/

The Santa Clara Libraries are suited to meet your needs. Is it watching the latest movie? attending an author appearance or the desire to know more about the history of Santa Clara?

All the necessary materials are readily available in their databases. It is now for you to take charge of the opportunity.

Have a good trip and travel!