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Auburn Library

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  1. Air Conditioned
  2. Internet Workstations
  3. Photocopier
  4. WiFi


Computers & Technology

  • WiFi throughout building and parking lot
  • 1 ADA accessible computer workstation with ZoomText
  • 8 Internet & Microsoft Office workstations
  • 2 Children’s Internet & Microsoft Office workstations
  • 2 AWE Early Literacy computers and 1 Afterschool Edge computer
  • 3 self-checkout machines
  • 1 photocopier & 1 printer

Spaces & Equipment

  • Reservable community meeting room (“Beecher Room” )
  • 2 Study Rooms: Each room has a large TV monitor for mirroring a personal device (customers need to bring their own device).
  • 1 outdoor gated area: one space has overhead canopies and built-in tables and chairs; the other has several benches
  • Friends of the Library Book sale annex
  • Bike racks
  • Exterior drive-up book drop for 24/7 returns


  • Accepts Mastercard and Visa credit cards, as well as cash or personal check, to pay fines and fees.

Public Transportation Routes

A majority of Placer County Transit buses stop near this location including buses on routes 10, 30, 40, 50, and 60. A light rail stop is also nearby along with an Amtrak train station stop for Auburn-Conheim on the Capitol Corridor route for Sacramento to Roseville/Colfax/Reno (or vice versa).  

Visit Placer County Transit for up-to-date bus and light rail schedules, and Amtrak and for up-to-date train schedules.

About the Auburn Library

The Auburn Library offers a variety of reading and activity areas and houses the largest physical collection. The children’s section offers puppets, toys and a train table for imaginative play along with an oversized storybook chair; three AWE workstations provide educational games for children ages 2-11 (and are not connected to the internet), while two internet-connected computers are available for children’s use only. There is an expanded teen seating area, and several individual and group tables are located throughout the library. Two study rooms are available in addition to a popular community meeting room that features monthly art displays, the Friends of the Library's Noon Program, and ongoing events. One outdoor area offers patio and lawn seating, both covered and uncovered. Drive up book returns are available outside the front entrance of the library.
 Senior Librarian: Kathryn Cantwell-Cole 
 Librarian:  Peter Cardin

History of the Auburn Library

According to library trustee Mrs. K.D. Robinson, the idea for a local Auburn library began in 1888 when a group of women—Ladies of the Auburn Library Association—published The Little Gem Cook Book in which they compiled their favorite recipes. Proceeds from the sale of this book went to support the creation of the first Auburn Library, which was housed in a variety of locations until 1906 when the city assumed responsibility for it. 

The Andrew Carnegie Corporation provided a $10,000 grant to construct a permanent library building at 175 Almond Street; the new City Library building was designed by A.D. Fellows in the Greek revival style and was dedicated on May 26, 1909. In 1909, the Legislature of the State of California passed the County Free Library Law and ushered in an exciting era in the development of library services throughout the state; by 1937, free library service for those who lived outside Auburn’s city limits came to fruition when the Placer County Library was established and added to the lower floor of the building.  

By 1967, the city and county libraries were merged and having outgrown their current home, vacated the Carnegie building in 1968 for the Shepard Square Building. The combined libraries were temporarily later housed in Palm Center and then in a building on the former DeWitt Hospital grounds. Finally on August 10, 1971, ground was broken for a new County facility on 350 Nevada Street, its present location.

For more information on the history of the Auburn Library, visit Placer County Historical Society.


  1. Auburn Library Meeting Room

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