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San Antonio Public Library Now Offering Extended Services

Services include computer access at all locations and standardized Contact-Free Pickup Hours

SAN ANTONIO (November 4, 2020) — San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) is pleased to offer extended services as part of its phased reopening plan. Phase 3 services include computer usage by appointment at Central Library and all branch locations* as well as the continuation of Contact-Free Pickup for holds with standardized hours. Wi-Fi service outside 29 locations continues to be available 7:30AM to 10:30PM daily. For more information regarding services and hours, please visit 


Please be advised the level of services the library will provide during the pandemic are subject to COVID 19 conditions.


Contact-Free Pickup Hours 

·         Tuesday 12PM – 7PM 

·         Wednesday – Saturday 10AM – 5PM 


Computer Usage by Appointment Hours 

·         Tuesday 3PM - 7PM 

·         Wednesday – Saturday 1PM – 5PM 


Library staff members are available by phone Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 210.207.2500 and by chat Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at More information is available at 


Forest Hills is undergoing renovations through January 2021 and McCreless is undergoing renovations through March 2021. Library services at those locations are modified as follows: 

• Contact-Free Pickup: Tuesday 3PM-7PM; Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday 11AM-3PM  

• Public computers are currently unavailable at these locations.  

• Book drops remain open for materials to be returned. 




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For more than 110 years, the award-winning San Antonio Public Library (SAPL), has been a vital center for free learning, knowledge, communication, culture and enjoyment within the City of San Antonio and for all Bexar County residents. The Library system is comprised of a world-class Central Library, 28 branch libraries and a library outlet at the Briscoe Western Art Museum. Collections include an extensive collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies and music as well as physical items such as printed books and DVDs. All locations are hubs for Wi-Fi broadband access and provide access to computers and other digital technology. In addition, Central Library and branches offer programs to serve the needs and interests of the community, including programs for all ages that support early childhood literacy, education, culture and economic development. For more information, visit Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @mysapl.  


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