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Library Closure on Aug. 23

Get ready for a one-day withdrawal so the library can update its computer system.

The Cupertino Library will be closed on Tuesday for a major upgrade of the Santa Clara County Library District computer system, officials announced last week.

The uber-popular city location is bound to be missed, but it is for one day only—Aug. 23.

All programs and services—including access to the district's online catalog—will be suspended at the district's eight locations. 

Technicians are scheduled to install Horizon software, a major upgrade to enhance the district's integrated library system and public access computer system.

Because the upgrade involves hardware and complex coordination between the vendor and the district in two different states, the district could not avoid taking the system down temporarily. The new system will allow the library district to perform future maintenance remotely, said library director Melinda Cervantes.

The August date was chosen for the closure, because it tends to be one of the less busy times of year and will, therefore, have the least impact on patrons. 

Bay City News Service contributed to this report.

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