Woodland Library

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<p>Woodland Library is a small branch serving the southern part of Los Altos, and is part of the Santa Clara County Library system. The 4,600-square-foot branch provides an alternative to the bustling  library in downtown Los Altos, and feels pocket-sized in comparison. While that may be a drawback for some, Woodland has the feel of an intimate neighborhood spot.</p>
<p>There is a reading lounge, children's area and a short row of computers with Internet access. The back door leads to a spacious, brick-lined patio where redwood trees and oleander provide a shady place for outside reading. There is a  picnic table and benches for those brown-bagging it. The children's bedtime story program brings pajama'd youngsters in on Monday nights. The DVD section is quite popular and the library limits 10 checkouts per patron.</p> <p>The library opened in 1975 to serve an area that had for decades  relied on the county's bookmobile for services without driving downtown. After a six-month closure to repair rain and termite damage, Woodland re-opened in March 2010 with a ribbon-cutting. Regular patrons will notice the library has exchanged the old, brown wood exterior for a brighter, yellow-and-green facade.  It has an old-fashioned book drop outside for returns. Voters approved a parcel tax in June 2010 to keep programs running and hours stable at both Woodland and the Los Altos libraries.</p> <p>The parking lot, which is entered from one driveway and exited from another on the opposite end, holds about 25 cars, plus a few handicapped parking spaces. For those not driving, there is a bike rack, and VTA bus route #51 has a stop right in front of the library.</p>
1975 Grant Rd, Los Altos, CA 94024
(650) 969-6030
  • Accessibility Details: Street level
  • Accessibility Details: Street level access
  • Hours: Mon - Sat, 9am - 6pm
  • Hours: Mon - Wed: 1pm - 8pm
    Thur - Sat: 11am - 5pm Sun: Closed
  • Accessible: yes
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