Everything you need to know to use the library.
Location and Hours

Hayward Public Library system consists of two locations downtown and in South Hayward.
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Have a question or suggestion? Please contact us by phone, email, or chat - we'd love to hear from you!
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Enjoy a range of online talks from bestselling authors and thought leaders brought to you in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium.
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Looking for a new game to play with your family or friends? With your Hayward Public Library card, you can borrow a variety of games for free!
Curbie: Your curbside library

Learn more about CURBIE, our bookmobile service.
Borrowing Materials

Unlike your neighbor who's reluctant to lend you his garden rake, we make it easy for you to check out and renew materials. Learn how!

Check out the programs and classes we provide to help you prepare for the U.S. naturalization process.
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Everything you need to know about the computers, printers, and other technology available at the library.
New Hayward Public Library Cards

Your library card is your key to unlock a wide world of resources. Sign up for your card today to begin taking advantage of everything the Hayward Library has to offer.

There's always something happening at the Hayward Public Library. From programs offering free legal consultations to book signings, story times, yoga and crafts, there's never a shortage of things to do.

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The Makerspace is a space to create, play, and learn using equipment and tools at the library. For new makers and seasoned pros alike, equipment is available to use for free by appointment.
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Large meeting rooms and small study rooms are available for reservation at the library.
Online Catalog

Find books, DVDs, audiobooks, eBooks, music, periodicals, and more!
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Through a partnership with California State Parks and the California State Library, free State Parks vehicle-day use passes are available at the Hayward Public Library.

“Check out” a wide variety of vegetable and flower seeds to plant in your garden for home use.
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Don't have access to the internet or a computing device? Your Hayward Public Library card provides you with access to our Tech Lending Library at the Downtown Hayward Library.
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Borrow and learn to play the ukulele at the library!
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Can't find the book you're looking for in our catalog? Use Zip Books to have the item mailed directly to you for free, and return it to us when you're done.
Hayward Public Library Flickr Account

Hayward Public Library Celebrates Read Across America Day - March 2019

Check out the latest additions to the library collection!