A Place for Every Purpose

In an effort to provide comfortable spaces for a variety of library activities, the Main Library has two designated noise level zones: Conversation and Quiet.

Conversation Zones

  • Quiet conversation with others—in person or via phone—is allowed. We do ask that you refrain from loud talking even in these areas, as a courtesy to other patrons
  • The following areas are Conversation Zones:
    • Ground Floor: Children's Services and Atrium
    • First Floor: Teen Zone
    • Second Floor: All Public Areas

Quiet Zone

  • Please keep any conversations brief and at a whispered level
  • Most of the First Floor is a Quiet Zone
  • The Richardson building is a Silent Zone

In all Zones, please use ear phones for any audio, and keep the volume low enough so it cannot be heard by other patrons.

Lidded drinks are allowed throughout the Main Library, but please restrict consumption of all food and snacks to the Ground Floor Atrium.

Ground Floor: Services

Ground Floor: Collections

    • Children's Collection
      • Fiction & Nonfiction Books
      • Chinese Language Books
      • Audiobooks
      • Movies & Music
      • Tablets

    First Floor Services

    First Floor Collections

    • Fiction Books 
      • General/SciFi
      • Graphic Novels
      • Mystery
      • Romance
      • Urban Fiction
    • Nonfiction Books
      • Adult Basic Ed
      • ESOL & Citizenship
      • Health & Wellness
      • Home & Garden
      • Performing Arts
    • Audiobooks
    • Chinese Language Materials
    • Large Print Books
    • Movies on DVD
    • Music on CD

    Second Floor Services

    Second Floor Collections

    • Nonfiction Books 000-900
      • Arts & Crafts
      • Biography
      • Business
      • Careers & Test Prep
      • History & Geography
      • Language Learning
      • Poetry & Essays
      • Politics & Current Events
      • Reference & Genealogy
      • Science & Technology
      • Sports & Games
      • Travel
    • Library of Things
      • Jigsaw Puzzles
      • Laptops
      • Video Conferencing Kits
      • Charging Cables