Merced County California

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   Amy Taylor
County Librarian

2100 O St.
Merced, CA 95340

Ph: (209) 385-7643


Adults: Learn to Read (Video)

Share the gift of reading


Are you registered to vote? October 20 is the last day to register for the November 4 election.

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 Family Fun @ the Merced County Library!

In-N-Out Cover to Cover Reading program for Children!

Children ages 4-12 may earn a certificate for a FREE hamburger or cheeseburger after reading just 5 books!

Program dates:  March 7-April 18, 2015 @

all Merced County libraries.

Please come into the library near you to sign up!


  • Come to Story Time for Babies for songs, rhymes and good times on Wednesdays at 10:00 am.
  • Read with one of ourTail Wagging Tutors  on Wednesdays from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

  • Story Time for Toddlers and Preschoolers happens on Fridays at 10:30 am and 11:15 am.

  • Family Lego Time takes place on the first Friday of every month from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. 

Please call the library at (209)385-7643 for more information!

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. Call 209-385-7391 to reserve your space at a  Volunteer Tutor Orientation  in Merced or Los Banos. The Orientation is prerequisite to a Volunteer Tutor Training  that follows. Both events are free. Read And Succeed is an English-based program. Volunteer tutors must be at least 18 and have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent certificate.

    Volunteer Tutor Orientation and Training in Merced and  
Los  Banos


New Hours of Service
Please note that the hours of operation at all Merced County Library System locations have changed. Click HERE for the new hours.  

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

Library Closures
Effective April 14, 2014 the Cressey, George, South Dos Palos and Stevinson branch libraries will be closed to the public indefinitely.

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: 
-Dos Palos
-Los Banos

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