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Zip Books is back on!

Can't find what you want in the library catalog? Try a Zip Book request! If you title is eligible, we will order it from and have it shipped to your address. Read it and return it and you're eligible to place another Zip Request. Speak with a library staff associate today to find out more. How To Zip 

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. 


More Magazines Added to Zinio (View complete list here)

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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Volunteer Opportunities

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

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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.    

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!