Merced County California

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   Amy Taylor
County Librarian

2100 O St.
Merced, CA 95340

Ph: (209) 385-7643

  • Merced Preschool and Family Story Times will take a break during the month of August. Preschool Story Time will resume Friday, September 1st and Family Story Time will start back on Saturday, September 16th. We will see you soon!!
  • Mermaid Tales @ Merced Main Library on August 22,2017 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
  • Merced County Library will be hosting a Teen Art Show on August 26, 2017 at 3:00 pm.
  • Come to Story Time at a library near you for great tales and other fun activities.
  • Barks & Books : Come to the Merced Main Library on Wednesdays this summer and read to a lovable, furry friend. 
  • Family Lego Time takes place on the first Friday of every month from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. 
Please  see Calendar for additional programs @ your Library!

Death & Donuts Mystery Book Club for Adults @ Merced County Library.

The Library has introduced a new language database called Pronunciator. One of the outstanding features about Pronunciator is that you can learn any of 80 languages or take ESL courses regardless of your native language. Pronunciator is available to computer and mobile devices and is Free using your Merced County Library card.

Tutor Adults @ Your Library!
Help adults in your community improve reading, writing and math skills by joining the Library's volunteer tutor team in the Read And Succeed-Merced Adult Literacy Program. Volunteer tutors must be at least 18 and have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent certificate. Read And Succeed is an English-based program. 
Drop in at your library or call the Literacy Room at (209) 385-7391 for program  information or to reserve space for an upcoming orientation. 

California’s Library Services for People with Print Disabilities, in association with the Library of Congress, provides free Braille and audio books, magazines and playback equipment to all eligible Californians unable to read standard print. Follow the link to find your local braille and talking book library and sign up for free library service.

Genealogy Hours
Please note that the hours of our Genealogy department at the Merced County Library are Wednesday and Saturday 1:00pm to 4:00pm. 

Merced County Library System Plan of Service
The Merced County Library System's new Plan of Service can be viewed here.

Free Wi-Fi at the Merced County Library

Free wireless internet is now available at the following locations in the Merced County Library System: 

  • Atwater
  • Dos Palos
  • Gustine
  • Livingston
  • Los Banos
  • Merced

You can access our free Wi-Fi by connecting your laptop or mobile device to the  hotspot called Merced Public Library.

You can now browse our ValleyCat catalog, place an item on hold, view your request list, blocks & notifications, checkout list, and even renew items from your mobile device! Click HERE for more information.

The Merced County Library belongs to a network of over 100 San Joaquin Valley Libraries and holds 400,000 items in its collections for patron use.

Online Catalog (ValleyCat) to search all the titles and authors available to adults and young people through the San Joaquin Valley Library System (SJVLS). If you don't have a computer at home, come into the library and browse using our ValleyCat computers. Whether your interest is fiction or nonfiction, our books and materials have you covered.  Add to that the more than three million (and increasing) items in the San Joaquin Valley Library System, and you have an unending source of new information available each day.

To learn more about Merced County Library events, please visit our Facebook and Twitter pages.



Merced County 2222 M Street Merced, CA 9543 Ph. (209) 385-7434 Toll Free (800) 226-6452
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