The Media department of the Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue, will be closed temporarily as of February 4. The Library plans to reopen media on May 1. To access media materials, patrons may place holds on media which will be available for pickup at the Circulation Desk. Patrons may also access media items at the La Farge and Southside Branches.
The Library is experiencing a shortage of 400 hours of staff time a week due to retirements, resignations, illness and staff leaving the state.
The closure is due to a staff shortage and is not due to budget shortages. The Library is working as quickly as possible to advertise, interview and hire for the 11 vacant positions.
To place a hold on any library item, the patron may call any of the libraries or go on line to www.santafelibrary.org . Main Library can be reached at 955-6781; La Farge Branch at 955-4860 or Southside Branch at 955-2820.
The Library regrets any inconvenience.