Since 1946, the Los Altos Library has been nestled in the historic apricot orchard that surrounds the civic center…More complex. Besides books, the library offers a selection of DVDs, computer games, CDs, audio books and computers with Internet access.
The library is filled with natural light, and the Children's Room features cushioned furniture that invites parents and children to cozy up with a book. The library hosts mystery book clubs, author nights, family movie nights and children's story hours for different age groups. There is a group study room for those who need to discuss material without disturbing other patrons. It also offers a program room, with capacity for 100 people, for use by organizations on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
The current 28,000 square-foot structure opened in 1964 and was remodeled in 1993. In June 2010, voters approved a parcel tax to help maintain existing hours and programs at both the Los Altos and Woodland libraries.