The Monterey Public Library is a center for exploration and learning for all ages, through books and beyond.

Happy familyAre you looking for a great book to read? Do you need help with a homework assignment? Great! You've come to the right place for those and more. How about some multisensory, hands-on learning? Our programs recognize the enormous potential for learning together. We offer creative experiences for families with babies first discovering their world through teens and their wealth of fresh ideas.

In addition to books for all ages, our collections include books on CD, DVDs, magazines, age-appropriate research databases, and free downloadable ebooks and audiobooks. Child playing with blocks at the library.

You're always welcome to ask our friendly staff for assistance. We love questions and we'd love to meet you. 

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*Detailed information about age guidelines and policies is available here.

The links on these pages are to sites selected as particularly useful by the staff of the Monterey Public Library. However, the City of Monterey and the Monterey Public Library are not responsible for the content of sites which are maintained by other organizations. The content of those sites does not reflect the opinions, standards, policy or endorsement of the City of Monterey, its officials or its staff.