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City Library
1000 Spring Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446
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Phone
(805) 237-3870
(805) 238-3665 FAX
Hours
Monday-Friday
10am to 8pm
Saturday
10am to 5pm
Closed Sunday
E-mail
library@prcity.com

Study Center
3600 Oak Street
Suite 101
Paso Robles, CA 93446
Phone
(805) 237-4743
Hours
Mon, Tues, Thurs
2:30pm to 4:30pm
Wednesday
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Library Services

ABOUT THE LIBRARY

Mission Statement

"The Paso Robles City Library is the place to discover, to learn, and to grow, empowering our community to achieve its vision for the future."

The Library is open Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, and Saturday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

2014 Library Holidays


Closed or early closure on the following days:  
Tuesday, January 1: New Year's Day
Monday, January 20: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, February 17: President's Day
Saturday, May 17: Wine Festival
Monday, May 26: Memorial Day
Friday, July 4: Independence Day
Monday, September 1: Labor Day
Saturday, October 11: Pioneer Day
Tuesday, November 11: Veterans Day
Saturday, November 22: 3rd Annual BookPlates!
Wednesday,
November 26:
Early Closure: 5:00pm.
Thursday - Saturday,
November 27-29:
Thanksgiving Holiday
Saturday, November 30: Library closed.
Wednesday, December 24: Early Closure: 5:00pm.
Thursday, December 25: Christmas
Wednesday, December 31: Early Closure: 5:00pm.
Thursday, January 1: New Year's Day

Guidelines for Library Use

Library Floorplan

Carnegie Library (taken before the earthquake)History

Chronology of the Paso Robles City Library

  • 1902 The Paso Robles Improvement Club establishes a temporary free reading room in the Blackburn Building. The Ladies Auxiliary to the Improvement Club is established to aid the library efforts
  • 1903 The City Trustees pass an ordinance to establish a free public library
  • 1904 The Library is turned over to municipal ownership by general city election
  • 1907 The Ladies Auxiliary petitions Andrew Carnegie for funds to erect a suitable building. They are granted $10,000 if the city guarantees $1,000 yearly support for the library. The Trustees agree. Plans by architect W. H. Weeks of Watsonville are adopted and a construction contract is awarded to R. O. Summers of San Jose. Work begins in November
  • 1908 The cornerstone of the Carnegie Library is laid on January 28
  • 1995 A new library building is built across the street; the Carnegie Library building becomes home to the Paso Robles Historical Society.

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