Oakland public libraries are returning for pre-pandemic occasions subsequent week – CBS San Francisco

OAKLAND (BCN) – The Oakland Public Library announced Thursday that it would be returning to its pre-pandemic service hours starting next week.

On Tuesday, service in all 18 library branches in the city will return to the times it was in March 2020 when buildings closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The main library at 125 14th St. will be open seven days a week, while 15 branches in the neighborhood will be open six days a week, including twice a week until 8 p.m., library officials said.

The Oakland African American Museum and Library and Oakland History Center will also be available for visits and browsing, although the AAMLO continues to require appointments for archives perusal, the seed loan library, and group tours, according to the library.

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Tuesday is also the day the state lifts its tiered reopening system and lifts most of the capacity limits. The Oakland Public Library continues to require face coverings in its branches.

Library opening hours and more information on the reopening can be found at https://oaklandlibrary.org/news/2021/06/oakland-public-library-expand-hours-june-15-0.

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