Manteca Branch Library
320 W Center Street
Manteca, CA 95336-4539 Map
About the Library
TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF MANTECA LIBRARY
Why is the Manteca Library closing for the flooring project?
Carpeting in the Manteca Library will be removed and replaced with polished and stained concrete throughout most of the facility. The flooring project is an extensive one and will involve the entire building. Keeping staff and the public safe is a top priority, and safety would be compromised if the branch remained open during the scheduled renovation.
How long will the renovation take?
Right now the renovation project is expected to take approximately 30 days. The Manteca Branch is scheduled to be closed for one month beginning Monday, October 31, 2016, and will tentatively reopen on Monday, December 5, 2016.
What branch should I go to while my home branch is closed?
A complete list of Stockton-San Joaquin County branch locations, hours, and programs is available at http://ssjcpl.org/ under the tab “Locations”. Below are the branches nearest to the Manteca Library:
Lathrop Branch Library: 450 Spartan Way Lathrop, CA. Located in the Lathrop Generations
Center, a short walk from the Lathrop High School.
Ripon Branch Library: 333 W. Main Street Ripon, CA. Located in downtown Ripon.
How do I place holds while my home branch is closed?
You'll place holds the same way as before via the online catalog or with assistance from staff. During the branch renovation, you'll need to choose an alternate location to retrieve and return your holds.
Will the book drop still be open at the Manteca Branch?
No. You'll need to return your items to another branch during renovations. The Library will attempt to minimize any inconvenience by extending check-out times whenever possible.
What will happen to the staff?
All staff are being reassigned to other Stockton-San Joaquin County branches during the renovation period.
What will happen to the collection?
Collections and equipment will be non-accessible, but will be stored safely nearby during construction.
The Manteca Branch Library offers a circulating collection of books, magazines, CDs, and DVDs in both English and Spanish. These items may be checked out at the circulation desk or using one of our many self-service Express Checkout machines.
The branch carries a number of newspapers for browsing.
Computer workstations are available for general and Internet use. Free Wi-Fi is also available for patrons with laptops and mobile devices. We offer black & white and color printing, as well as a copy machine. The branch has a typewriter, as well.
A microfilm reader/printer is available, which includes an extensive collection of archives from the Manteca Bulletin, the only local newspaper. A non-circulating collection of reference materials is also available for help with research.
The Manteca Branch Library offers two weekly storytime programs beginning at 10:30 AM. On Tuesdays we have All About Baby, a program geared for children aged 6 months-2 years. On Thursdays we present Preschool Storytime, primarily for children aged 2-4 years. However, children of all ages are welcome to attend either program, and parents are encouraged to try both.
The Manteca Branch Library has two bookdrops. One is located inside the building for use during open hours. Another is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on the outer east wall of the building. The outdoor bookdrop remains open at all times except for noted closed days (holidays, furloughs, etc.), during which items will not be due. All Library materials (books, magazines, CDs, and DVDs) may be returned to the outdoor bookdrop. Donations to the Library or Friends of the Manteca Library are accepted during open hours and should not be placed in the outdoor bookdrop.
Donations are accepted any time the Library is open. We gratefully accept gently used, resaleable items, including hardcover and paperback books, videos, DVDs, audiobooks, and recent magazines. We do not accept magazines older than two years, textbooks of any kind, encyclopedias, obsolete computer books, Reader's Digest Condensed Books, or items in poor condition. Donated materials might be added to the Library collection or sold in the Friends of the Manteca Library booksale, funds from which are used to support only the Manteca Branch.
Friends of the Manteca Library is a group of local volunteers which supports the Manteca Branch Library by providing funds to purchase materials and for programs.
City web site: www.ci.manteca.ca.us
History - Books, etc.: Manteca | San Joaquin County [Library catalog search]
Newspaper: local papers [library homepage]
Manteca in Wikipedia: Manteca [ free encyclopedia article]
TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF MANTECA LIBRARY IN NOVEMBER