As the demand for library services continues to grow and change, libraries are adapting to meet community needs now and into the future. Facilities play a crucial role in the ability of the library to meet customer expectations and support the system's Strategic Plan and service model.
The SMCL Service Model focuses on creating a welcoming environment that is customer centered and responsive to current societal trends. It encompasses elements such as colorful, playful and engaging spaces for children; retailing concepts that showcase books and materials; cozy armchairs for quiet reading; casual space for teens to congregate; learning centers for computer and homework activities; flexible gathering spaces for programs and events; more intuitive layouts and effective signage; and the utilization of advanced technologies. These elements result in higher library use and participation in the offerings of the library, greater understanding of the richness of the available resources, and a higher level of customer satisfaction.
Atherton Library - New Library
The Library, in partnership with the Town of Atherton is planning a new library to meet the needs of the community, both now and for generations to come.
Brisbane Library - New Library
The Library, in partnership with the City of Brisbane is planning a new library to meet the needs of the community, both now and for generations to come.
East Palo Alto Library - Needs Assessment
The Library, in partnership with the City of East Palo Alto and San Mateo County are working on a needs and building assessment study to ensure that the future direction of the East Palo Alto Library meets the needs of the community.
Half Moon Bay Library - New Library
We are excited to announce that the Library, City of Half Moon Bay and the County of San Mateo are in the process of updating plans for a new Half Moon Bay Library.
Pacifica Library - New Library
The Library, in partnership with the City of Pacifica and the Library Advisory Committee are continuing work with engaging the public on revising the site analysis and service options for the new facility.