Portola Valley Library to Launch 7-Day-a-Week Service in July

Town of Portola Valley to Increase Library’s Evening and Weekend Hours Beginning Tuesday, July 5

Media Contacts:

Katie Woods
San Mateo County Libraries
(650) 556-5209

Kari Chinn
Town of Portola Valley
(650) 851-1700

SAN MATEO COUNTY, CA — San Mateo County Libraries is excited to announce Portola Valley Library will begin offering 7-day-a-week service on Tuesday, July 5. The new schedule includes expanded evening hours and opening the library for the first time for Sunday services. 

“We wanted to make this happen for our community members and it couldn’t come at a better time,” said Portola Valley Mayor Craig Hughes. “Portola Valley Library is well-loved year-round, and in summer it becomes an everyday destination. Families wanting to keep their kids reading over the break, teens preparing college applications and anyone who wants a cool, quiet place to read or reach other services can seek out the library any day of the week now.”

Portola Valley Library joins several other San Mateo County Libraries in its newly expanded hours. Most San Mateo County Libraries returned to 7-day-a-week-service in December 2021, following reopening plan procedures and approval by the Governing Board. Our 13 libraries are run in partnership with the cities and towns they serve.

Portola Valley Library Hours Effective Tuesday, July 5

  • Monday - Thursday 10 AM- 8 PM
  • Friday - Sunday 10 AM- 5 PM 

Increased hours ensure more community members can access Portola Valley Library to enjoy in-person offerings, participate in events, borrow materials and use our tech, including onsite computers, a 3D printer as well as laptops and hotspots for checkout.

“We are looking forward to welcoming patrons to the Portola Valley Library every day of the week,” San Mateo County Libraries Director Anne-Marie Despain said. “More open hours mean more opportunities to discover the library. We hope this makes it even easier to visit the library and encourages more community members to sign up for a free library card, attend an exciting program and use our services and resources.”

About San Mateo County Libraries
San Mateo County Libraries is a Joint Powers Authority that operates libraries in the communities of Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Millbrae, North Fair Oaks, Pacifica, Portola Valley, San Carlos and Woodside. San Mateo County Libraries ignite growth through transformative experiences. Visit smcl.org for information about our community libraries, extensive digital and physical collections, innovative services, and numerous online resources and virtual programs and events.