Antioch Library to Reopen on Tuesday, February 20

The Antioch Library will reopen for regular hours of operation on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.

The Contra Costa County Library announced the temporary closure of the Antioch Library on February 16, citing repeated dangerous incidents over the last few months that have threatened the safety and security of patrons and staff.  

After consultation with the County Administrator's Office and County Counsel, the Library was able to negotiate an emergency contract to provide private armed security and a patrol car to monitor the parking lot and library property. The Library already has a private security officer inside the branch during all library open hours.

“The Library will also be working with Contra Costa Public Works to repair and reinforce the security fence and to upgrade the security camera system,” said County Librarian Alison McKee. “The Library will be in close contact with the City of Antioch about how they can best support the safety of library patrons, staff, and the surrounding neighborhood.”

Library services at the Antioch Library, including holds and the book drop, will be available beginning at noon on Tuesday, February 20.

The safety of patrons and staff will continue to be a top priority for the Library.