Library hours

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New operating hours

Effective Nov. 1, the Menlo Park Library and Belle Haven Branch Library operating hours expanded to include Mondays and longer Thursday hours. Sunday open hours are anticipated to resume at both library locations in January 2022.

The Menlo Park Library and Belle Haven Branch Library are open to the public during the following hours:

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays: Noon–8 p.m.
  • Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Sundays and holidays: closed

Book returns and drop box hours

The outdoor library book return boxes are open to accept returns of library materials from 9 a.m., Mondays thru 4 p.m., Saturdays. 

Holiday closed dates

Both library locations and outdoor book drops will be closed on the following days: 

  • New Year's Day (Jan. 1)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (third Monday in January)
  • Presidents Day (third Monday in February)
  • Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day (first Monday in September)
  • Veterans Day (Nov. 11)
  • Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday in November)
  • Christmas Eve (Dec. 24)
  • Christmas Day (Dec. 25)
  • Dec. 27, 2021
  • New Year's Eve 2021 (Dec. 31)