About the Library

Learn more about your Hayward Public Library.
A person walking in front of the Downtown Hayward Library

Our Mission

The Library Department will deliver equal opportunity in education to Hayward residents, preserve and improve quality of life for all members of the community, and contribute to the ongoing health and success of a thriving Hayward.

Our Vision

The Hayward Public Library promotes and celebrates the diverse cultural heritage of the community in all of its services and programs. The Hayward Library is committed to providing materials and services that support each individual’s right to know and that encourage the development of a lifelong interest in reading and learning. The Hayward Library is a popular materials and reference center, actively promoting use of its diverse collection through the assistance of trained and helpful staff. The Hayward Library serves as an advocate and resource for new readers of all ages.

Director of Library Services - Jayanti Addleman

Additional Contacts

  • Library Administration - (510) 881-7954
  • Education Services - (510) 583-8557
  • Friends of Hayward Library - (510) 293-3328

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