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The Santa Cruz Public Libraries operates a network of 10 neighborhood library branches, a web-based digital library, and a Bookmobile and community-based programs. Residents can conduct academic research, join book clubs and enroll in literacy programs, and check out a wide array of digital materials. Branch locations include Aptos, Boulder Creek, Branciforte, Capitola, Downtown Santa Cruz, Felton, Garfield Park, La Selva Beach, Live Oak and Scotts Valley. System operations are overseen by the Library Joint Powers Authority Board.

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Library Joint Powers Authority

The Library Joint Powers Authority Board oversees the operations of the Santa Cruz City County Library systems, setting policies and exercising responsibilities delegated to it in the Joint Powers Agreement.

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05/13/2023
Seabright residents gathered en masse to check out the grand reopening of the Branciforte Branch Library, which had been closed for about three years. The library's childrens room in the new building was named in honor of Allison Endert, an active member of the Seabright community, who was struck by a car and killed in 2020.

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03/17/2023
Image for display with article titled Branciforte library set to reopen in late spring

Plus: Live Oak annex to finish in summer, Aptos library in fall.

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02/24/2023
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The Downtown Santa Cruz Library, affordable housing and parking project took a step forward when the Santa Cruz Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of several permits.

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06/08/2022
Four Santa Cruz County library branches have refreshed and reopened, and four more will throw open their doors by the end of the year. Lookout Santa Cruz checks in on the $67 million investment county voters made in 2016.

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