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Library History

Cupertino Library Timeline

  • 1912 - The first Cupertino Library opens in the Cupertino Store. Miss Fanny Jollyman attends to a collection of 50-75 books on 4 shelves in the store.
  • 1945 - Miss Fanny Jollyman retires after more than 30 years of service to the Cupertino Library and the Santa Clara County Free Library.
  • 1945-1951 - Cupertino loses its branch library after the Cupertino Store is remodeled.
  • 1951 - Library service resumes in Cupertino thanks to regular visits by the County Library's Bookmobile.
  • 1960 - The new 2500-square-foot Cupertino Library opens in the Allario Shopping Center. More than 300 library cards are issued on opening day.
  • 1962-1965 - Cupertino outgrows its physical space with a collection of 50,000 volumes and annual circulation of over 300,000 items.
  • 1967 - Voters approve a library bond for the construction of a new facility in Cupertino.
  • 1971 - April 10th: The new 24,000-square-foot Cupertino Library opens at 10400 Torre Avenue.
  • 1988 - Due to growing demand, the library is renovated and expanded to 37,000 square feet.
  • 1992 - Cupertino Library has more than 200,000 volumes in its collection and more than 1 million items are circulated.
  • 2004 - The completely redesigned and rebuilt, 54,000-square-foot library facility opens in Cupertino. A defining feature of the new facility is a sixteen-foot-high 4,000-gallon saltwater aquarium, donated by Fred and Annie Chan in memory of Fred's father, Mr. Pak Chung Chan.
  • 2010 - With the assistance of the Cupertino Library Foundation, the Friends of the Cupertino Library, the City of Cupertino, and the Cupertino Rotary, the library opens a new Teen Room on the second floor.
  • Today - Cupertino Library has more than 330,000 volumes in its collection, circulates more than 2.5 million items annually, and receives 850,000 visitors each year.

Branch Photo Cupertino Library

Cupertino Library

10800 Torre Avenue
Cupertino, CA 95014


Monday 10 - 9
Tuesday 10 - 9
Wednesday 10 - 9
Thursday 10 - 9
Friday 10 - 6
Saturday 10 - 6
Sunday noon - 6
Holidays & Closures

Phone: (408) 446-1677

Librarian: Clare Varesio

Email: Cupertino_Manager@sccl.org

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