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All library locations will be closed Friday, February 12 in observance of Lincoln's Birthday.

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Placer County Law Library User Survey

The Law Library Board of Trustees is currently reviewing the services provided by the Library. Your response to this survey will help the Board in its decision-making process. This survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. Thank you for your time. Take the survey here: Placer County Law Library User Survey

Services and Information

News to Know

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Take a Trip...

to your local Placer County Library Catalog! Now featuring a refreshed travel collection of over 500 Brand New Travel Guidebooks. Expert travel advice. No batteries required. No data connection necessary. Rick Steves, Lonely Planet, DK, Rough Guide, Fodor's, and more. Call, visit, or place a hold soon for best selection. Library locations and hours


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Help Them Turn The Page...

…and start a new chapter in life. Volunteer with PALS to be a Placer County Jail Inmate Tutor or  Jail Inmate GED Tutor. Jail Tutors help inmates improve their reading, writing, basic math, and learn English as a second language.

Prefer to stay out of jail? Change lives by tutoring in the Library as a volunteer Adult Literacy Tutor or Adult English Language Tutor. Contact PALS for details on any of these positions:



Over 100 Downloadable Magazines!

Choose from over one hundred magazines courtesy of our partnership with the Northnet Library System. (If previously registered, you will need to create a new account on Zinio, but it's worth it!) View the list.

Zinio allows you to 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. 


Freegal Music

NEW: Downloadable music

Download and/or stream music for free with your library card & PIN. Over 8 Million songs from 28,000+ labels including the labels of Sony Music Entertainment. 3 hours streaming per day and 3 downloads per week. No DRM restrictions. Compatible with most devices and phones, browsers, PCs & MACs. Learn more.  

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Volunteer Opportunities

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


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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.    

Saving Placer County's Library System

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


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!