About the Library

Learn more about your Hayward Public Library.

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Our Mission

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.

Management Team:

Director of Library Services - Jayanti Addleman

Library Operations Manager - Vincent Ang

Supervising Librarian, Main Library - Clio Hathaway

Supervising Librarian, Main Library - Sally Thomas

Supervising Librarian, Weekes Branch - Melesha Owen

Education Services Manager - Lindsey Vien

Additional Contacts:

  • Library Administration - (510) 881-7954
  • Literacy Plus - (510) 881-7910
  • Friends of Hayward Library - (510) 293-3328

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