With a Placer County Library card, you can borrow a variety of materials like books in regular and large print, audiobooks, DVDs, magazines, digital materials, and you can use our online resources. Explore our catalog to find the right title for you!

Special Collections

Family Learning Centers
Find resources to support childhood, adult literacy, and citizenship in our Family Learning Centers in our Auburn, Granite Bay, and Rocklin Library locations. Includes books, learning kits, games and more. This collection was funded by the Literacy Support Council

Tahoe Collection
The Kings Beach and Tahoe City Library locations host this unique collection of print materials related to the Tahoe area. The collection includes topics such as the history of the region, local flora and fauna, fun things to do, where to hike/bike/play, local authors, and much more! Materials include a small number of children's books, adult fiction and nonfiction, travel guides, nature guides/brochures, and a few maps. This collection is funded in part by the Friends of the Kings Beach Library and the Friends of the Tahoe City Library.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I recommend a book purchase?

You can recommend a title using our Suggest a Purchase form. We can’t guarantee that we can add all suggested title, but we will try!

What criteria do you use to buy materials?

We refer to our Collection Development Policy along with our County-approved budget for the fiscal year to guide our purchasing decisions. 

Why are there limits on some of your online resources?

Hoopla and Kanopy eLibrary resources have pay-per-use model for the library. To ensure that we don’t go over budget with the platform, there are monthly limits on check outs for customers. Find out about these limits on our Streaming Movies & TV page.

Libby’s model is a little different: most items are metered by the number of times an item has been checked out. Once an item has been checked out a certain number of times, the license expires and we would have to purchase it again to add it back to our collection. Having check out limits helps keep materials in our collection. Learn more about Libby on our eBooks and More page.

Check out more FAQs about Collections and Borrowing here.