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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.

One Book One Community

Join in Auburn's "One Book One Community"

This year's One Book One Community features "The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America" by Hannah Nordhaus. March 26 - April 16. For event listings visit Auburn One Book One Community. For more information contact the Auburn 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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Check out the 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.

AARP Tax-Aide

Tax Help is Available

AARP Tax Aid volunteers are available to assist low to moderate income taxpayers with tax preparation through April 15, by appointment at Rocklin and Loomis Libraries. For Rocklin appointments, call: 916-668-9829. For Loomis appointments, call: 916-672-1182.




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



Penryn Library 

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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WAR INK Exhibit Uses Tattoos to Open Vital Dialogue between Vets and Civilians 

As Americans struggle to find meaningful ways to honor the nation’s 2.6 million Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, a powerful new online exhibit, WAR INK, opened on Veteran’s Day to support those efforts. The honest and emotionally raw collection of original video, photography and audio interviews uses the memorial tattoos and words of veterans to open a dialogue between civilians and returning vets. Stark, beautiful, disturbing and often darkly humorous, the featured tattoos in WAR INK are a visual expression of memories and emotions that can be difficult for veterans to discuss openly. But the creators of WAR INK and the 24 men and women who bravely shared their stories and tattoos hope their openness will help civilians develop a deeper understanding of their experiences and provide a safe entry point to engage honestly and authentically in a conversation. 


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.