Welcome to Placer County Library!
All library branches will be closed Thursday, December 25 for Christmas Day and Thursday, January 1 for New Years Day. All branches will close at 5:00 p.m. on both Christmas Eve (Wednesday, December 24) and New Years Eve (Wednesday, December 31).
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- My Account
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- Locations and Hours
Includes maps and holiday schedule
- Library To Go
Download eBooks and e-audiobooks from OverDrive
- Kids Events
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- enki eBooks
Download eBooks from an open source eBook Network created by libraries
- Adult & Teen Events
Book clubs, classes, events, & special programs
- Research & Homework Help
Magazine articles, what to read next; legal help, student, consumer, and health research
News to Know
WAR INK Exhibit Uses Tattoos to Open Vital Dialogue between Vets and Civilians
As Americans struggle to find meaningful ways to honor the nation’s 2.6 million Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, a powerful new online exhibit, WAR INK, opened on Veteran’s Day to support those efforts. The honest and emotionally raw collection of original video, photography and audio interviews uses the memorial tattoos and words of veterans to open a dialogue between civilians and returning vets. Stark, beautiful, disturbing and often darkly humorous, the featured tattoos in WAR INK are a visual expression of memories and emotions that can be difficult for veterans to discuss openly. But the creators of WAR INK and the 24 men and women who bravely shared their stories and tattoos hope their openness will help civilians develop a deeper understanding of their experiences and provide a safe entry point to engage honestly and authentically in a conversation.
Install the ELF™ Child-Safe Browser on your desktop!
Access the Library's Early Literacy Station from your home computer via The ELF browser. The ELF browser allows young children to safely explore fun and engaging internet resources. Learn how to install the free browser.
Good Morning Sunshine!
Penryn Library is now open at 7:00 a.m., Wednesdays & Fridays. Great for early morning commuters, students, parents & early risers! Thanks to a grant from the California State Library, Penryn Library is now housing only High-interest, High-demand items. Penryn's New Hours.
Need TUTORING? Let Brainfuse ignite your mind!
Live Tutoring, Homework Help, and Skill Building. Access it via any computer connected to the Internet. Access it outside the library with your Placer County Library Card. Generously supported by the Placer County Literacy Support Council! Visit Homework Help to find out more about Brainfuse and find even MORE homework help resources.
Need a JOB?
Let Brainfuse help you get the practical tools you need to find a job with: JobNOW!
JobScout teaches you the basic Internet skills you need: to find a job, help build your resume, and run job searches. Sign up is free. Try out JobScout.
Zip Books is Back!
Can't find what you want to read at the Library? If your title is available on Amazon.com and eligible for a Zip Book request, we'll order it! Amazon.com ships it to your address at no charge. Read it and return it to us within 90 days of receipt & place your next Zip Books Request. See Zip With Us for details.
Library Strategic Plan Approved
The Placer County Library Strategic Plan was approved by the Board of Supervisors on December 10, 2013. You can download the full document here: Library Strategic Plan
Get involved- volunteer at your library! Visit the Library Volunteer Match website to get started.