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Library Services

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Public Computers and WiFi

  • Public computer workstations are available at all locations (including 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. Please contact your location for more information.
  • All users are required to read and sign the Computer Acceptable Use Policy.
  • Early Literacy Stations (ages 2-8) with educational games ares available at Auburn, Foresthill, and Granite Bay libraries.
  • After School Edge Station (ages 6-12) is available at Auburn and Rocklin libraries.

WiFi is available at all locations (including 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 

Meeting Rooms

  • The 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. Learn more.   

Study Spaces

  • 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.)

Photocopiers

  • A photocopier (black and white only) is available at each location 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

Library resources are always at your fingertips: 

  • Download, browse, & stream digital media. Start here
  • Get homework help, or do research here: Research and Homework Help 
  • Search the Library Catalog for books, audiobooks, DVDs, & music. Plus access your library account, place holds, renew items, change or reset your PIN.  

Library Programs, Events, and Tours

Programs and Events 

  • Preschool Storytime, Summer Reading Program, Mother Goose on the Loose, Book Clubs, Computer Classes, Author Talks, and Movies are just a few of the fun & exciting offerings the library has in store for all ages, year round. 
  • Check the Events Calendar regularly for up to date listings.

Tours

  • Library tours are offered 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 locations.
  • You must apply in person for your card.
  •  Learn more.

Library Services for People with Print Disabilities 

  • California’s Library Services for People with Print Disabilities, provides free Braille and audio books, magazines and playback equipment to all eligible Californians unable to read standard print. Visit: Library Services for People with Print Disabilities to find your local braille and talking book library and sign up for free library service.
  • ZoomText Software & Keyboard is available at  Auburn Colfax libraries. This is a computer station featuring a fully integrated magnification and screen reading program that enlarges, enhances and reads aloud everything on the screen.

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.

Library Collections

Placer County Library offer a variety of library materials for library customers of all ages.

Print Collection

  • Includes current and classic works of Fiction and Nonfiction, children's picture and board books, 'how to' books, oversized books; graphic novels, magazines, newspapers and other periodicals.

Audiovisual Collection

  • Includes DVDs, Videos, Books on CD and Music CDs; (includes current & classic movies, fiction and nonfiction audiobooks, and language learning CDs.)

Digital Resource Collection

  • Ebooks, e-Audio, music, magazines, and video are available on the Download/Stream page.

To share in these community resources, visit your nearest location and obtain a library card for free


Search The Library Catalog

Books, audiobooks, DVDs and more

Access Your Account

Renew, place holds, view checkouts

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