Welcome to Placer County Library!
Get reading recommendations, download an e-book, search for a job, research your family history, attend a library event, program or class and much, much more.
Saving Placer County's Library System
This video explains the plan for turning the library system around to become modern and sustainable.
Services and Information
- Search the Library Catalog
Find books, audiobooks, DVDs and more
- Access your Account
Renew, place holds, view checkouts
- Locations and Hours
Includes maps and holiday schedule
- Kids Events
Preschool storytime, special events & more
- Adult & Teen Events
Book clubs, classes, events, & special programs
- Library To Go
Download eBooks and e-audiobooks from OverDrive
- enki eBooks
Download eBooks from an open source eBook network created by libraries
- Research & Homework Help
Magazine articles, what to read next, legal help, student, consumer, and health research
News to Know
Auburn Library to Get New Flooring
The Auburn Library will be temporarily closing on Saturday, May 2 for a carpet installation project. Reopening is estimated to be the end of May. The work will be completed in as timely a manner as possible. For information about library materials and the library catalog during the project, please view the library's information sheet. Details on the project itself may be found here: Auburn Library to Get New Flooring.
Placer Library on WAVE Television
Director Mary George being interviewed on WAVE Television about saving the Placer County Library.
Summer Reading 2015 is coming soon......
Got plans for the summer? We do! Plan on joining us in June for free activities and events as we Read to the Rhythm at Placer County Library! We'll bring the stories, the food, the performers, and the fun. You bring You!
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.
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
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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!
Get involved- volunteer at your library! Visit the Library Volunteer Match website to get started.