Welcome back to Hayward Public Library! We are very happy to announce that beginning Monday, May 3, 2021, HPL's Downtown Library is launching HPL Express, our walk-in service.

We will be open to the public with limited occupancy and offer select services. Walk-in services will be offered in two hour sessions, and anyone entering the building will be required to follow all safety protocols including social distancing and mask requirements. 


Monday: 2:00-4:00 p.m. & 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 2:00-4:00 p.m. & 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Please note: A total of 125 patrons will be allowed in the building during each 2-hour HPL Express session.


  • Self-service check-out of materials and hold pick-ups 
  • New library cards and payment of charges 
  • Computer use for a maximum of one hour per day 
  • Browsing the collection 
  • Reference assistance
  • Self-service copying, scanning, and printing
  • Wi-Fi access 
Downtown Library
888 C Street
Hayward, CA 94541
(510) 293-8685