In March, Library hours were reduced from 52 to 40 hours a week, due to staff attrition and a hiring freeze. In July the hours will be further cut back to 31 hours a week.
The new schedule, effective Tuesday, July 1st is:
Tuesday noon - 7 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 5 pm
Thursday 10 am - 5 pm
Friday noon - 5 pm
Saturday noon - 5 pm
Originally, the City's 2008-2009 Budget indicated that Library hours would be cut to 20-25 hours a week. It is only due to the generous Clausen bequest that the hours have been extended to 31 hours a week.
It is not yet known if the successful passage of Measure U will result in additional Library hours.