Welcome back to Hayward Public Library! We are very happy to announce that beginning Monday, June 21, 2021, HPL's Downtown Library will be expanding the hours for 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 sessions, and anyone entering the building will be required to follow all safety protocols including social distancing and mask requirements. 


  • Monday: 2:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 2:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 2:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 2:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Saturday: 2:00-5:00 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 

Learn more about HPL Express Hours

HPL - Downtown Hayward Branch Library
888 C Street
Hayward, CA 94541
(510) 293-8685