By Bay City News Service
Several library branches in Berkeley will be expanding their hours
later this fall as part of a branch improvement project.
The Claremont, North and South branches of the Berkeley Public Library system will be open 52 hours per week, officials said.
Under the new hours, the branches will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Friday and Saturday; from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday; and from noon to 8 p.m. on Thursday.
The changes take effect on Dec. 2.
While the West Branch remains closed for construction, it is expected to reopen later in the year with the new hours.
Expanding the library hours has been an ongoing priority for the Board of Library Trustees, library officials said.
The change in hours coincides with the completion of the Measure FF Branch Improvement Project, a $26 million bond measure approved by city voters in 2008.
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