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Kings Beach Library

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  1. Internet Workstations
  2. Photocopier
  3. WiFi


Computers & Technology

  • WiFi throughout the building, outdoor space and parking lot
  • 3 Internet & Microsoft Office workstations
  • 1 photocopier & 1 printer

Spaces & Equipment

  • Offers access to the Tahoe Collection
  • Exterior Friends of the Library Book Sale Nook/Annex
  • Bike rack
  • Exterior book drop for 24/7 returns
  • Large outdoor area with picnic tables


  • Accepts cash or personal check to pay fines and fees.
  • Small parking lot in front of library with 1 ADA parking space and 5 other spaces.

Public Transportation Routes

Library visitors can take advantage of Transit for the Tahoe Area (TART) bus or TART Connect. which offers service around the North and West shores of Tahoe, including to Kings Beach and Tahoe City Library locations.

Bike Route Trip Planner: use the interactive map to discover dedicated bike routes around Tahoe.

Amtrak and Greyhound provide connections to Lake Tahoe from surrounding areas of California and Nevada, including Sacramento, San Francisco, Sparks, and Reno. These services run between the Bay Area and Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe once per day.

About the Library

The Kings Beach Library is Placer County’s coziest one-room library. Built next to a creek, the beautiful outdoor space features picnic tables with Wi-Fi access and is across the street from a public beach accessing Lake Tahoe. The indoor space has an adult worktable and a children’s work table, along with separate area for computers. The Kings Beach Library and the Tahoe City Library share the unique Tahoe Collection, which highlights the history and terrain of the Lake Tahoe area. 

Librarian: Anne Greenwood
Library Specialist: Matthew Golling

History of Kings Beach Library

The Kings Beach Library was started by Mrs. Dorothy O'Brien in the early 1940s. She arranged for books to be sent to her from the Auburn Library every few months. The library was originally located out of Mrs. O'Brien's Kings Beach restaurant. During the 1950s and the 1960s, the library was housed in the office of a resort in Tahoe Vista which was operated by Mr. and Mrs. Burroughs until 1953. 

In 1953, the resort was purchased by the Potts family who assumed responsibility for the library. In September 1964, the library opened in the Carpenter's Hall. Finally in 1988, the library moved to its current location.

For more information related to the history of Kings Beach, visit the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society.