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    Includes veterans' benefits, starting and running a business, unemployment, County job openings, and selling to the County.

  • Law and Justice

    Includes the courts, most wanted, law enforcement, child support enforcement, sealing record, victims' services, and jury duty.

  • Building, Property, and Home

    Includes planning, building codes and permits, owning and renting a property, and property tax assessments.

  • Health and Family Care

    Includes child and adult health service, food stamps, foster care, mental health, in-home nurse, substance abuse, and child support.

  • Birth, Death, and Marriage

    Includes bereavement, certificates and vital records, and divorce.

  • Environment and Agriculture

    Includes air quality and burn days, garbage and recycling, sewer, conservation, and green energy financing.

  • Animal Services

    Includes adopting a pet, animal control, and local vets and shelters.

  • County and Government

    Includes information on the buildings, county, codes, departments, projects, representation, and voting.

  • Community and Recreation

    Includes activities and events, parks, museums, libraries, and volunteerism.

  • Taxes and Financial Reports

    Property taxes, business taxes, transient occupancy taxes, fines, and financial reports.

  • Transportation and Travel

    Includes passports, bus schedules, and road maintenance.

  • Safety and Emergency

    Includes forest fires and floods, emergency preparation, and emergency response.

Library Services

Rocklin Library ComputersPlacer Adult Literacy signPenryn Library AWE station

Public Computers and WiFi

  • Public computer workstations are available at all branches (excluding the Bookmobile).
  • All computers have Internet access and Microsoft Office programs. (Word & Excel)
  • A library card is required to use a library computer.
  • There is no charge for use. Printouts are 15 cents/page.
  • Procedures for reservations and length of usage vary among our locations. Please contact your branch for more information.
  • All users are required to read and sign the Computer Acceptable Use Policy.
  • An Early Literacy Station with educational games (but no Internet access) is available at Auburn, Rocklin, and Penryn libraries.

WiFi is available at all branches (excluding the Bookmobile) at no charge.

  • Space for laptops and other e-devices is also available.
  • The Computer Acceptable Use Policy applies to WiFi users as well as users of the Library's computers.
  • Library electrical outlets may be utilized for your reading device provided cords do not present a tripping hazard.

Meeting Rooms, Study spaces, Photocopiers 

Placer County Library has community rooms for your use in the Auburn, Foresthill, Granite Bay, Loomis and Rocklin Libraries. Their purpose is to provide a place for community groups to meet. For more information, please view the Community Room Policy.

  • Commercial concerns may use the room for in-service training of staff.
  • Both commercial concerns and private individuals are restricted from engaging in sales or fundraising activities.
  • The rooms are available for use from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., seven days a week.
  • As of October 1, 2012, the fee for reserved use of a community room is $15.00 per hour.
  • Reservations are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. Beginning October 1st of each year, reservations may be made for the following calendar year.

For more information, please call:

  • Auburn Library, 530-886-4501
  • Foresthill Library, 530-367-2785
  • Granite Bay Library, 916-791-5590
  • Loomis Library, 916-652-7061
  • Rocklin Library, 916-624-3133

Study Spaces

  • Open and shared (not private) study and reading areas are offered at: Applegate, Auburn, Colfax, Foresthill, Granite Bay, Loomis, Meadow Vista, Rocklin, & Tahoe City Libraries.
  • Individual study/reading areas are offered at: Auburn, Granite Bay, & Tahoe City Libraries.
  • Designated Quiet Study Areas exist at Auburn Library (one Quiet Room with 2 tables seating 4 each), and Granite Bay Library (2 individual study rooms.)

Photocopiers

  • A photocopier (black and white only) is available at each branch for public usage.
  • Photocopies are 15 cents/page.
  • The Library does not offer faxing, but staff can direct you to a nearby business with this capability. One exception: Foresthill Library offers faxing (50 cents for the first page and 25 cents per page after that).

Online Services

Online Services include:

For detailed instructions on managing your eLibrary account, see: How to Renew and Place Holds

Having trouble? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page. Still having trouble? Contact us.

Library Programs, Events, and Tours

All Placer County Library branches offer programs and events for all ages year round.

Preschool Storytime, the annual Summer Reading Program, Pajama Storytime, Holiday Programs, Book Clubs, Computer Classes, Author Talks, and Movies are just a few of the fun & exciting offerings the library has in store for you! Please check the Events Calendar regularly for the most current information.

All branches offer library tours by request. Please contact us well in advance of your desired tour date.

Library Cards/Borrower Services

Applications for a free Placer County Library card are available at all of our locations. You must apply in person for your card. For your convenience, download an application from the Get a Library Card  page, complete it at home,and bring it into any of one of our 12 branches along with your photo ID and proof of mailing address.

Your library card enables you to:

  • Borrow books, movies, audiobooks and music  from all 12 Placer County Library branches
  • Return the items to any of the 12 branches
  • Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks
  • Place holds on materials of your choosing
  • Have library items delivered to your nearest branch for you to pick up

To share in these community resources, please visit your nearest branch and obtain a library card for free.

Reference & Interlibrary Loan Services

Library staff can answer general informational, specific reference/research, and local history questions, plus we are fantastic resources for reading recommendations! If we cannot answer your question, we are pleased to direct you to the appropriate sources. In addition, the library offers a Research and Homework Help page to fulfill your student, consumer, medical, legal, and recreational research needs.

Consider Interlibrary Loan when you want to obtain family history resources, out of print books, and hard to find books that the library does not already own.

  • Fee for the service:$3.00 per search (non refundable)
  • May be placed in person or by phone.
  • Borrower must have a Placer County Library card in good standing.
  • Loans are subject to the lending library's terms and restrictions. Fill time varies between 2 - 8 weeks.
  • Please understand that while we make every effort to obtain your request, not all requests are fillable.
  • Many libraries will not loan brand new items or multimedia.

Placer Adult Literacy Services

PALS offers free one on one reading help, to learn to read or improve reading. Call 530-886-4530 for more information, or visit the PALS page.

Library Collections

The 12 branches of Placer County Library offer a variety of library materials for library customers of all ages.

Virtual Collection

Includes downloadable eBooks and audiobooks plus more online resources available on the Research and Homework Help page

Print Collection

Includes current and classic works of Fiction and Nonfiction. The library collects: children's picture and board books, 'how to' books, oversized books; graphic novels, local history resources, and magazines, newspapers and other periodicals.

Audiovisual Collection

Includes DVDs, Videos,  Books on CD and Music CDs; (includes current & classic movies, fiction and nonfiction audiobooks, and language learning CDs.)

Legal Resource Collection

The Sparks Law Library of Placer County offers a substantial collection of legal resources. Knowledgeable staff are available to point you in the right direction (though legal advice cannot be dispensed). For online legal research help, check out the Legal Information Reference Center available on the Research and Homework Help page.

To share in all of  these community resources, please  visit your nearest branch and obtain a library card for free

 

 

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