Thousand Oaks is delighted to have a city-run library system supported by a homeowner charge. The Grant R. Brimhall Library, situated at 1401 E. Ventura Blvd., is the primary library in Thousand Oaks. In addition, the Thousand Oaks Branch is located at 2331 Borchard Road in Newbury Park, while the Newbury Park Branch is located at Janss Road in Thousand Oaks. The Library has about 390,000 items in its collection and helpful employees.
Thousand Oaks Library first opened its doors in 1982. In 2006, the 62,000-square-foot facility was enlarged by 22,000 square feet to provide a way for an upgraded Children’s Services section, quiet study rooms, and more seating and shelves. In addition, the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library have given a new 3,600-gallon salt-water aquarium to improve the corridor between the adult and children’s services spaces. The aquarium is 18 feet long and 5 feet tall, and it houses a wide variety of fish from throughout the globe. The reef is artificial, and it is painted to seem like coral from different seas.
Statement of Purpose- The Thousand Oaks Library’s Mission Statement directs the development of services, material selection, and resource allocation.
Circulation Policies explain library lending durations, overdue and lost/damaged fines and fees, library card application requirements, and other associated regulations and processes.
The Internet Use Policy- outlines the guidelines for patrons using the Library’s Internet workstations.
USA PATRIOT Act- This paper discusses the Library’s policy on the confidentiality of patron data related to the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001.
Bill of Rights- Confirms the Library’s responsibility to give information on all sides of a debate.
Freedom to read- Affirms the belief that all customers have equal access to knowledge.
Freedom to View- Individual patrons’ rights to read publications that reflect a range of viewpoints and beliefs are affirmed.
Confidentiality of Patron Information- Describes the Library’s policy on patron record confidentiality concerning California state law.
Indoors, masks are essential for individuals who have not been vaccinated; they are highly suggested for everyone; immunizations and boosters are encouraged to build defenses.
The Library is still available to the general public. Our community’s health and safety are our top priorities. Therefore, services and activities offered by the Library may be altered. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we continue to adjust and deliver library services during this period. Visit the Library Events Calendar or call (805) 449-2660 to check on the status of library services and programs. For additional information, you may go to their website.