Open+ Access

The Penn Valley Library offers extended hours using the Open+ Access system.   Open+ Access allows patrons to use the library outside of normal operating hours.  Open+ Access is currently only available at the Penn Valley Library.

Open+ Access Hours

7- 9 AM4 - 10 PM8 - 8 PM

Who Can Participate in Open+ Access?

  • Patrons age 18 years or older with a library account in good standing.
  • Patrons who complete the Open+ Access Terms and Conditions Form.
  • Patrons who complete the Open+ Access Orientation with staff at the Penn Valley Branch. Patrons will be contacted to schedule an orientation after the terms and conditions form is completed online.

How Does Open+ Access Work?

  • Patrons who qualify and have completed the Open+ Access requirements will use their own library card and pin# to gain entry in the library during selected hours.
  • Security cameras monitor the use of the library.
  • While using the library, patrons should not respond to vendors or persons trying to enter the facility.
  • The system turns on and safely shuts down during Open+ hours for lights, alarm systems, computers and self-service kiosk.
  • A broadcasting PA system delivers pre-recorded messages during opening and closing.  Patrons must comply with the guidelines set by the announcements.
  • All library policies are in effect during Open+ Access hours, including the Library Code of Conduct and Computer and Internet Usage Guidelines.
  • Patrons will have self-service access to a catalog computer, public computers, self-serve checkout and holds pickup.

Apply for Open+ Access

Click here to apply!  By registering, patrons acknowledge and agree to the terms of acceptable use.  Any violation may result in the patron losing Open+ Access privileges, as well as possible fines and legal consequences.

For questions about your Open+ Access application or to learn more about the program, please call us at (530) 432-5764.

This project was supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

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