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On July 1, 2011, the City of Santa Clarita opened the doors to its new public library, inclusive of the Canyon Country, Newhall and Valencia branches.

The Santa Clarita Public Library is free and open to the public. Patrons enjoy catalog access to over 1.1 million titles through a partnership with the Inland Library Network and even more materials through membership in the Southern California Library Cooperative.

The City increased library hours at the libraries. Each branch is now open on Sunday. The Canyon Country and Newhall branches are now open 10 more hours a week. The City’s annual budget for new books and media at the three branches has been increased by over $300,000; a 67% increase.

Each of the branches has new and faster computers, and more programs, materials and services have been added that residents want in their local library.

A 37-member Citizen Library Advisory Committee completed a first-ever Library Strategic plan that is expected to be adopted by the Santa Clarita City Council this summer. This Strategic Plan, representative of the work of the Committee, as well as 2,900 online surveys and 22 focus group interviews, will help guide the City’s new public library over the next few years.

Most important is the high level of customer service the Santa Clarita Public Libraries provide for their patrons. Please let your library staff know how we can be of excellent customer service to you!

City Librarian Ed Kieczykowski can be reached at ekieczykowski@santaclaritalibrary.com