Most Contra Costa County libraries to reopen for ‘Grab & Go’ service in April

1.9M digital books borrowed from Contra Costa County Library in 2023
San Pablo Library is located at, 13751 San Pablo Ave. (Photo credit: Pineapple Creative)

By Kathy Chouteau

Contra Costa County Library has announced that, starting Mon., April 26, it will reopen most of its community libraries to the public for Grab & Go service, including San Pablo Library. The libraries will be open with limited occupancy and will offer a small number of select services.

Due to size limitations the Crockett and Rodeo libraries will continue to offer front door service only, while the Pinole and Ygnacio Valley libraries are being used as COVID-19 testing sites until further notice.

Available services at open County libraries will include: computer use for no more than one hour; reference and account help; holds pick up; check out and returns; browsing; and copies and printing.

“Patrons will be asked to limit their time in the library to no more than one hour and to abide by all safety protocols including social distancing and mask requirements,” said the County Library in a statement on its website.

As part of the County’s safety protocols, customers over the age of two must wear a mask or face covering in its libraries.

For more info, including the full scope of safety protocols, click here.