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Hours & Policies

Hours

Our regular weekly hours are as follows:

  • Monday: 10am - 7pm

  • Tuesday: 10am - 7pm

  • Wednesday: 10am - 7pm

  • Thursday: 10am - 7pm

  • Friday: 10am - 7pm

  • Saturday: 10am - 1pm

  • Sunday: Closed

While we strive to maintain regular hours, these are subject to change as circumstances evolve. If you have any questions about hours, please call: (951) 518-7077. For closures due to Covid, please reference our pandemic policies.

Holidays

We are closed the following days in 2022:

  • Saturday, 1 January - New Year's Day

  • Monday, 21 March - Benito Juárez's Birthday

  • Friday, 15 April - Good Friday

  • Saturday, 16 April - Holy Saturday

  • Sunday, 1 May - Labor Day

  • Friday, 16 September - Independence Day

  • Tuesday, 1 November - All Saints' Day

  • Wednesday, 2 November - Day of the Dead 

  • Monday, 21 November - Revolution Day

  • Saturday, 24 December - Christmas Eve

  • Sunday, 25 December - Christmas Day

  • Saturday, 31 December - New Year's Eve

Covid restrictions

The OLL has done its best to maintain a safe, stable environment throughout the entirety of the pandemic. In order to maintain our ability to operate throughout these challenging times, we ask that all visitors, members and employees observe and respect the following policies:​

  • Indoor mask usage is still required, outdoor mask usage (such as on the second floor Bertelli Pavillion) is now optional under current Oaxacan policy, but we ask that you use discretion and strongly encourage the use of masks.

  • Gatherings are limited in number of attendees to allow for safe spacing between people.

Please note that these policies are subject to change. We ask that you please respect our staff and volunteers as they remind patrons of these restrictions or advise them on new ones.

Policies

Statement of Civility

The Oaxaca Lending Library values civil and courteous behavior. A basic building block of our community is respectful and civil behavior toward one another, without regard for race or ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, political beliefs, religion/spirituality/lack thereof, marital status, or physical ability.

In order to create and maintain a positive social and intellectual atmosphere within the OLL and at its various events, the Board of Directors has established a code of behavior and a guideline for civility.

 

Code of behavior

  • While it is understood that disagreements will occasionally occur, those who access the library and attend its events should be free from incivility or harassment; as well as from insulting, disrespectful, or humiliating language/actions; and

  • The OLL staff, its board of directors, volunteers, and patrons who witness behavior that does not comply with the OLL Statement on Civility, will respectfully ask violators to continue their conversation outside of the library or library event.

 

Behavioral Guidelines for Civility

  • Speak in a respectful and civil manner, i.e., with attention to volume, tone, and word choice that is free from vulgarity, bigotry, hostility, oppression, and hatred; and

  • Respect the privacy of others, i.e., avoid malicious gossip or violation of privacy such as publicly sharing others’ health or financial issues.

Smoking policy

The Library is a smoke free environment. The ban on smoking extends to the long drive leading into the library proper.

Pet Policy

Well-behaved dogs are permitted in the library. Owners must keep them on a leash and under control at all times. If you’d like to feed and water your dog while at the library, please bring in the dog’s own bowl. We’d be glad to save it for you in an area separate from human bowls.

Computer usage policy

We recognize that our computers and network are a valuable resource for many of our members and visitors and encourage anyone who needs them to access them. However, we ask that those who use our computers and network respect the following rules:

  • Our Wi-Fi is free and accessible to all, with signs posted around the library instructing users which network and password to use securely, however, users are advised to use discretion about what information they send across our network;

  • Please do not use our network to conduct illegal or inappropriate business; a good rule of thumb is if you would be embarrassed to be caught doing it, then don't do it; 

  • Use of the computers in our cluster is free; however, users must sign in and out at the front desk; and

  • There is no set time limit on how long someone may use one of our computers, but please exercise good judgment—if others are waiting to use the computer, please expedite your business.

Collection Development Policy

The collection development policy of the OLL exists to ensure that both the expansion of our collection and withdrawal of materials from our collection are carried out in such a way as to ensure a diverse collection of materials for all age groups based on the community we serve.

Under the direction of the OLL Board of Directors, the library book committee will work with other volunteers and key staff to carry out the policy outlined here.

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Use of Facility

In keeping with the OLL´s goal of fostering a sense of community in a welcoming environment, spaces in the OLL are available for use by community and non-profit groups and clubs for informational, educational, cultural, and entertainment gatherings and programs when not needed for library purposes.

Use is granted on equal terms to all, provided that the group complies with the policy guidelines. The OLL reserves the right to deny use based on the availability of space, staff coverage, and frequency of use.

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Use of Space - Main Salon & Terrace

The OLL offers space for individuals and community organizations who wish to provide a forum for activities in line with the Library Mission Statement.

​In general, we offer the use of our space for any group or purpose that does not interfere with library business and does not inherently express, support or endorse a particular religious or political point of view. Approval for the use of our space is at the discretion of the Board of Directors. 

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Procedures for Special Events

An OLL “Special Event” is typically a single event not included in the OLL’s regular schedule It may be repeated over time. In the past special events have included, but are not necessarily limited to: fund-raising bazaars and boutiques, other types of fundraisers, expos, as well as recognition and social events.

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Parcels & Packages

In general, the use of the library as a pick-up or drop-off destination point for mail and exchange is permitted to active members of the library if space permits. Please take note, however, that the library does not assume responsibility for any such items left within our facilities as part of this policy and is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items. Please use consideration when exercising the privileges of this policy.

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