Rowe and Villaseñor Libraries to Temporarily Close

Rowe and Villaseñor Libraries to Temporarily Close for Construction Work
Posted on Jan 12, 2023

Rowe and Villaseñor Libraries to Temporarily Close
Starting January 17 for Construction Work

The City of San Bernardino has announced that beginning Tuesday, January 17, the Howard M. Rowe and Paul Villaseñor Branch Libraries will be temporarily closed as contractors perform upgrade to the buildings. Rowe Library is expected to be closed for three weeks, with Villaseñor Library's closure lasting several additional weeks. Library services and programs at the two branches will not be available during the closures. 

Both libraries will have their public restrooms upgraded, necessitating the closures. The heavily used community room at Villaseñor Library will also be fully renovated, along with upgraded exterior work of the building to include painting the exterior and the repair/replacement of the wood trim. Staff from Rowe will be temporarily reassigned to Feldheym Library and staff from Villaseñor will remain on site performing other duties during the closures.

San Bernardino's two other libraries, the Norman Feldheym Main Library, located at 555 West 6th Street, and Dorothy Inghram Branch Library, located at 1505 West Highland Avenue, will remain open five days a week, with the exception of January 23, when both branches will be closed for computer system upgrades. Library hours are Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. San Bernardino libraries are closed on Fridays and Sundays. 

For updates on the temporary closures, please call (909) 381-8201 or visit the San Bernardino Library's website: The website also features a wide variety of online services, as well as a calendar of library programs, activities, and special events.