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Saving Placer County's Library System

This video explains the plan for turning the library system around to become modern and sustainable.

Services and Information

News to Know

SRP coming soon

Read to the Rhythm this Summer!

Got plans for the summer? We do! Plan on joining us in June for free activities and events as we Read to the Rhythm at Placer County Library! We'll bring the stories, the food, the performers, and the fun. You bring You!

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Penryn Library Grand Re-Opening

Thanks to a California Library Services and Technology Act grant, Penryn Library was able to reimagine what rural library service could look like. Come and explore our newly reconfigured library space, complete with mobile shelving, a flexible floor, and a large Express (high demand titles) collection. Tuesday, June 2, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Penryn Library.


Penryn Library Hours

Penryn Library is 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.

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The Auburn Library has Reopened!

Check out the snazzy new flooring in the Auburn Library and check out some books, magazines, movies, and audiobooks at the same time! Almost 16,000 square feet of new flooring was installed to replace carpeting and linoleum that were in bad shape after 21 years of high-traffic use. County capital improvements funds were used to pay for the new flooring. No library operational funds were used. Read all about it in this Placer County news release.  


Placer Library on WAVE Television

Director Mary George being interviewed on WAVE Television about saving the Placer County Library.


NEW: Digital Magazines

Check out and download digital magazines to your computer or device. No holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. Learn more. 

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New Library Catalog

The Library Catalog has been upgraded with a new look and new features. Place multiple holds with ease, text or email titles to yourself, create and save multiple lists to your account, and limit your search results more productively. Explore it now


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Library Strategic Plan

The Placer County Library Strategic Plan was approved by the Board of Supervisors on December 10, 2013.Read the Strategic Plan Memo. Download the full document here: Library Strategic Plan. Here is a list of upcoming public meeting dates on the Library’s Strategic Plan. 

 Zip With Us

Zip Books 2014/15 comes to a close

Thank you to all of our library customers and staff who helped make Zip Books a success. And enormous thanks to the California State Library for funding this great program for 2 years running.  For those who missed it, here are the details: Zip With Us . Please stay tuned to find out if the Zip Books program continues.




New Hours

Beginning Jan. 26, 2015, the Auburn and Rocklin branches of the Library will temporarily be closed on Mondays and the Loomis branch will be open eight fewer hours each week. Read the news release here


Kill A Watt EZmeter

Get Empowered..... by Measuring Your Power

Check out a Kill A Watt EZ meter and find out what appliances are actually worth keeping plugged in. Read more about the EZ meter. Available at Auburn, Applegate, Colfax, Foresthill, Granite Bay, Loomis, Meadow Vista, and Rocklin Libraries.



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



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!  

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Volunteer Opportunities

Get involved- volunteer at your library! Visit the Library Volunteer Match website to get started.