Merced County California

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   Amy Taylor
County Librarian

2100 O St.
Merced, CA 95340

Ph: (209) 385-7643

All libraries will be closed on Saturday, May 28, 2016 and Monday, May 30, 2016 in observance of Memorial Day.

Family Fun @ the Merced County Library!
  • Come to Story Time for Babies for songs, rhymes and good times on Wednesdays at 10:30 am.
  • Barks & Books 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  see Calendar for additional programs @ your 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: 
-Dos Palos
-Los Banos

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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