The Santa Cruz Public Library (SCPL) is excited to welcome the community back to the newly renovated Branciforte Branch Library. As a result of the Measure S community investment, the Branciforte Branch has been re-imagined to meet the needs of modern library users. This 6,800 square foot renovation includes a new community room, a dedicated teen-only space, significant electrical and accessibility upgrades, and the Allison Endert Memorial Children’s room and outdoor patio.

On May 13th, 2023, SCPL will be hosting a Grand Reopening celebration at the Branciforte Branch Library from 10am to 2pm. There will be speeches by Library Leadership and elected officials followed by a Ribbon Cutting. The community will then be invited to tour the branch and enjoy a performance by Magician Mike Della Pena, music by the Rhythm Rangellers, facepainting, and a storytime and craft with Branciforte Branch Librarian Oscar Hernandez. The community is encourage to RSVP at

The Branciforte Branch will be open 6 days a week, Monday through Thursday 10am to 6pm, and Friday and Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Branciforte Branch Library is located at 230 Gault Street, in Santa Cruz.



Santa Cruz Public Library (SCPL) brings people, information, and resources together to enrich lives and strengthen the community. SCPL gives every Santa Cruz community member the opportunity to learn through educational resources, classes, and staff support. The Library develops programs for the broad community as well as for specific groups like students, seniors, and those who are most vulnerable, including the unhoused and incarcerated. SCPL also curates specialty collections, like genealogy and local history. Learn more about at or on social media.