How would you improve Sunnyvale Library services and facilities?
Sunnyvale’s library was built in 1959 with two additions since that time in 1969 and 1983. Since the last library expansion project more than 30 years ago, Sunnyvale’s population has increased by approximately 34%.
Library programs are more popular than ever with more than 46,000 people attending a library program in fiscal year 2013/14.
Even with easy access to information on the internet, the Sunnyvale Library remains a very popular destination with residents. However, the current facility’s age and space limitations constrain the Library’s ability to provide services. Located at Sunnyvale’s Civic Center (Mathilda Avenue and El Camino Real), the Library is now part of a project that is exploring ways to modernize and enhance the aging and outdated Civic Center facilities to better meet the community’s needs.
On average, the library greets more than 2,000 visitors per day and circulated more than 2.7 million items last year – one of the busiest libraries in California as measured by checkouts per hour.