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.

Have a question or suggestion? Please contact us by phone or email - we'd love to hear from you!
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!
Library Card

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.

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.
Online Catalog

Find books, DVDs, audiobooks, eBooks, music, periodicals, video games and more!
Events

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.
Hayward Public Library Flickr Account

Hayward Public Library Celebrates Read Across America Day - March 2019

Check out what's happening on our Twitter account!
Check out the latest additions to the library collection!