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Hours and Locations

John F. Kennedy Library
505 Santa Clara Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
1-866-57-ASKUS

Monday - Thursday9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday - Saturday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SundayClosed

Holiday Schedule

Meeting Room

The Joseph Room is equipped with a baby grand piano, data drop, and tables and chairs for meeting use. Reservations are taken six months in advance but no more than six times a year. It is available only during the hours the library is open. More…

Study Room

3 group study rooms available on a first come first served basis. If available, group may use a room for at least 2 hours.

Special Collections

Mare Island repository of documents related to clean-up and development of Mare Island after closure of naval base.

Friends of the Library

Small area in library where books, videos, CDs, and DVDs are for sale continuously.

Wireless Printing

Use your personal computer or mobile device to print to the library’s printers from anywhere.
Please click here for wireless printing.

Technology

  • 34 Computers with Microsoft Office suite and Internet access
  • 4 Computers with only library catalog and database access
  • 2 black & white printer/copiers (10 cents per page)
  • 1 color printer/copier (50 cents per page)
  • 1 scanner
  • Wireless Network

Equipment

  • 2 microform reader-printers (10 cents per page)

Accessibility

Every public computer contains an Accessibility Wizard allowing customization for dexterity, hearing, and visual needs.  The Branch also has an adaptive keyboard and optical trackball available.  Please ask a staff member for more information or assistance.

A Postcard Depicting The Original Vallejo Public Library Building, A Carnegie Library That Was Demolished In 1970.

Branch Head

Mark Flowers, Supervising Librarian

Branch History

The John F. Kennedy Library opened its doors to the public on September 10, 1970. Solano County Library operates the library on the second floor of a building owned by the City of Vallejo, across the plaza from City Hall. It was remodeled in 2005 and in 2013 all operations were moved to one floor in order to improve customer service, expand efficiency and increase security. The library includes collections for adults, teens and children as well as a computer center, story hour room, study rooms and a Friends of the Library bookstore. The library’s meeting space, called the Joseph Room, is located across the lobby. The McCune Collection, given to the City of Vallejo by Donovan McCune, is located on the first floor of the building and includes rare books on California, fine printing, and the art of the book. The Vallejo police evidence room, the Sister City Room and the Fighting Back Partnership, a community support organization, also share the building.

The Makery is a makerspace and so much more!

What is a makerspace?
A place in which people with shared interests, especially in computing or technology, can gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment, and knowledge. – Oxford English Dictionary
The Makery is a makerspace and so much more. The Makery serves as collaborative community space for local innovators to create, explore, discover and learn. The Makery will hold scheduled classes trainings, as well as have designated open hours, where customers are free to use the space and equipment how they choose.
Hours
The Makery is open to individuals 13 and older from 2:30-5:30pm every Thursday.
It will be open on Tuesdays from 2:30-5:30pm beginning September 10.
The John F. Kennedy Library is currently seeking out individuals, who would love to share their creativity and expertise with their community. Please reach out to us via e-mail at themakeryscl@gmail.com or call the library at 1-866-57-ASKUS.
Equipment List:
• Lulzbot TAZ 6 3D printer
• Silhouette Cameo 3 vinyl cutter
• Heat Press
• Digital keyboard
• Synthesizer
• Electronic Drum Kit
• Microphone
• Green Screen
• Cannon DSLR
• Studio Lights
• Soldering Irons
• Sewing Machines
• Microbit Controllers
• Makey Makey kits
• Drawing Tablets
• And more…

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