City Cooling Centers

The City of Lodi Library will be utilized as a cooling center to provide citizens relief from the extreme heat Saturdays through Thursdays. Due to the Library being closed on Fridays the LOEL Center will only be designated as the cooling center on Fridays when forecast temperatures meet our criteria.

The Cooling Center hotline is (209) 333-5574. Call ahead to confirm hours of operation.

The City of Lodi Library is located at 201 W. Locust St, Lodi, CA 95240 


Library Regular Hours:

Monday – Wednesday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Thursday - 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday - Closed

Saturday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (If needed, hours will be extended until the temperature drops below criteria)

Sunday - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (If needed, hours will be extended until the temperature drops below criteria)

The LOEL Center is located at 105 S. Washington St. Lodi, CA 95240 


LOEL Hours when utilized as cooling center on Fridays:

 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Criteria For Opening A Cooling Center:

Temperatures are based on information provided by the National Weather Service 

For planning purposes, utilizing the National Weather Service website, the City of Lodi will determine two days prior if the cooling center will be opened.*

Cooling Center will open when temperatures are forecast at 106°F and above, with overnight lows not dropping below 80°F.

Cooling Center Benefits:

Spending a few hours in an air-conditioned environment can bring down the body's core temperature. Older or frail adults and persons with health conditions that may be made worse by hot weather should consider spending time in a cooling center, particularly between 1pm and 5pm when temperatures are at their highest.

Prohibited Items:

To provide a safer environment for the public citizens will not be permitted to bring the following items:

• No animals (with the exception of service animals)

• No drugs, including Marijuana

• No tobacco products or e-cigarettes

• No alcohol

• No personal property (with the exception of a backpack)

* The center will open only if there is sufficient staffing

*Prohibited items that are discovered by staff must be discarded or surrendered. The City of Lodi or the LOEL Center is not responsible for the loss or damage to personal property brought to the Cooling Center. The City of Lodi Public Library and LOEL Center Code of Conduct will be enforced and loitering is prohibited once the center is closed.

Beat the Heat:

• Drink plenty of water

• Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and large amounts of sugar because they will dehydrate your body

• Wear sunscreen and reapply often

• Avoid direct sun, seek shade while outdoors

The Lodi Fire Department will notify City departments, update City webpage, notify LOEL center, and send a press release to the Lodi News Sentinel when the cooling center is activated by utilizing our criteria.