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Our services

The district library has an extensive collection of books, reports, and other materials. While we do not check out materials to the general public, most of our materials are available to request as public records, to examine on site, or to borrow on interlibrary loan. See your local public or academic library for details on interlibrary loan.  (Note to librarians: most of our holdings are on OCLC, holding symbol: SKW.)

Our collections

The district library is a specialized collection of over 20,000 titles. The types of materials include:

  • Santa Clara Valley Water District reports
  • Consultant reports performed for the District
  • Reference books
  • Video and audio recordings

The subjects represented in the collection include water quality, water supply, water conservation, flood protection, law, water reclamation, seismic safety, groundwater contamination, civil engineering, hydrology, geology, chemistry, ecology, and environmental issues.  We have listed many commonly requested information sources on our Popular Documents and Data page.  Some District reports are also online at the Internet Archive.

Accessing library services

Notify the library of your research needs as early as you can. The more time you give us, the more we can do for you.  You may request service or materials from the district library by submitting a public records request .


Contact Shane Curtin, District Librarian, [email protected], (408) 630-2657.

Mission Statement

The library supports the district's mission by providing professional research services for district staff and the public, using its core reference and journal collections, satellite libraries, on-line databases, interlibrary loan, and outside experts. The library maintains a catalog database of the core and satellite libraries.