The California History Room
contains a unique collection of books, selected magazine and newspaper articles, maps, government documents, photographs and archival material pertaining to the City of Monterey and the Monterey Peninsula. For information contact Archivist Dennis Copeland
|| Monterey Public Library offers 13 public workstations, 10 laptop computers for use in the Library, and free wireless Internet access. Library Web pages provide Subject Guides and useful links to recommended sites. Kids' pages are linked to selected sites appropriate for the whole family. Here is a summary of the Library's Internet Policy. If you have questions or suggestions please contact Library Director Kim Bui-Burton (831.646.5601).
Cultural Programs and Events
"Stories for Adults" series, exhibits, workshops and special events. Here is a schedule of the upcoming events
For more information contact Special Services Coordinator Jeanne McCombs
The Library offers a variety of electronic notifications
to keep you up-to-date about new titles in the collection, library news, and upcoming events through your e-mail or RSS feeds
Interlibrary Loan (suspended)
Interlibrary loan service has been suspended due to Library budget and staff reductions. This does not affect holds placed on materials found in the Library Catalog
. We recognize that ILL service is valuable to many Library customers, and we suspend it with regret and apology. If you would like assistance locating an item at a nearby library, or if you would like a referral to local libraries providing interlibrary loan service, please call 831.646.3933 or e-mail a Reference Librarian
The Library offers two meeting rooms
which may be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis by non-profit organizations for meetings and events. Click here for information about how to reserve the meeting rooms or contact the Administration Office
Volunteers deliver books and other Library materials to people prevented by physical disabilities or other handicaps from visiting the Library or the Bookmobile. For information about receiving outreach service or becoming an Outreach volunteer, contact Joanne White
The Library welcomes and provides a variety of services for teens
. These include our TeenZone space that invites teens to socialize, study, and find books, graphic novels, audiobooks, DVDs, and magazines especially selected for teens. Events are offered throughout the year, including after school programs, contests, a summer reading program, and an open Teen Advisors Group that helps improve library services to teens. All librarians work with teens to help with school research, reading suggestions, and other information. Our teen web pages
include Homework HelpNow
and links to a variety of academic and entertainment Web sites. For service call 831.646.3933, e-mail a Reference Librarian
or Ask a Librarian!
The Library offers a full range of professional services to children of all ages and their families, including reading readiness, homework and school project resources, information, and assistance with reading selections. The Born to Read
program celebrates the birth of your baby and helps babies and their families get a head start on a lifetime of reading with storytimes and special activities.
Check out the schedule of Youth Programs
. For service call 831.646.3934 or e-mail Youth Services staff