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 (ages 2-8) with educational games is available at Auburn and Rocklin libraries.
- After School Edge Station (ages 6-12) is available at Auburn Library
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, and Rocklin Libraries. Their purpose is to provide a place for community groups to meet.
- 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.
- 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
- Rocklin Library, 916-624-3133
- Open and shared (not private) study and reading areas are offered at: Applegate, Auburn, Colfax, Foresthill, Granite Bay, 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.)
- 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 include:
- Downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and music
- Research resources available on the Research and Homework Help page
- The Online Library Catalog: to help you find books, audiobooks, DVDs, music, and more. Through the Library Catalog, you can also access your library account, place holds, renew items, review your account, change or reset your PIN.
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, Baby Lapsit, Time for Twos, Mother Goose on the Loose, Paws to Read, Special 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! Check the Events Calendar regularly for the most current information.
All branches offer library tours by request. 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 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 Placer County Library branches
- Return the items to any of the branches
- Download eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, and music
- 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.
Library Services for People with Print Disabilities
California’s Library Services for People with Print Disabilities, in association with the Library of Congress, provides free Braille and audio books, magazines and playback equipment to all eligible Californians unable to read standard print. Follow this link: Library Services for People with Print Disabilities to find your local braille and talking book library and sign up for free library service.
Reference and 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.
- 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.
Placer County Library offer a variety of library materials for library customers of all ages.
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.
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.