Libraries in California

 

Libraries in California are educational and fun for the whole family. We provide you with a quick and easy way to find all the California library locations near you. Just choose a city from the list below or select a library on the map to see detailed listings that include the addresses, contact information, websites and more for libraries in your local area.

About 57.64% of people who live in California use the libraries every year. About 502,751 Californians visit the library every day of whom 109,048 use the provided public internet access computers and 22,947 attend publicly funded programs for youth, young adult, and adults alike.


  • 181 Libraries
  • 6,575 Librarians
  • 38,647,288 Total Population
  • 22,275,618 Borrowers
  • 178,979,300 Visits
  • 344,173 Total Programs
  • $1,289,759,079 Cost To Run
  • 74,753,745 Books
  • 754,316 E-books
  • 3,682,752 Audio
  • 4,722,645 Videos
  • 248,957 Downloads
  • 18,846 Computers
  • 2,226,136 Hours Open
Information
YearLibraries
2003179
2004179
2005179
2006179
2007181
2008181
2009181
2010181
YearLibrarians
20036,816
20046,723
20056,711
20066,705
20076,942
20086,929
20096,882
20106,575
YearNumber of Books
200376,699,716
200477,776,207
200579,438,350
200673,705,631
200774,960,844
200874,197,108
200975,298,691
201074,753,745
YearRegistered Borrowers
2003-
2004-
2005-
200621,186,839
200720,620,792
200821,100,029
200921,860,684
201022,275,618
YearComputers
200312,461
200413,669
200514,209
200615,113
200715,856
200817,505
200917,789
201018,846
YearComputer Users
2003-
2004-
2005-
200635,352,159
200750,235,437
200838,421,303
200938,631,047
201038,821,064
YearPrograms
2003-
2004218,908
2005224,259
2006227,974
2007247,164
2008266,927
2009336,595
2010344,173
YearProgram Attendance
2003-
20045,875,719
20055,862,417
20066,275,199
20076,904,016
20087,363,498
20098,309,633
20108,169,284
YearCost to Run
2003983,392,217
20041,016,280,915
20051,071,990,447
20061,167,593,704
20071,264,058,228
20081,326,125,297
20091,342,162,499
20101,289,759,079
YearNumber of Ebooks
2003139,147
2004151,367
2005191,447
2006301,355
2007344,288
2008404,320
2009490,410
2010754,316
YearNumber of Audio Units
20032,738,621
20042,862,976
20053,065,806
20063,092,467
20073,261,351
20083,438,921
20093,438,729
20103,682,752
YearNumber of Videos
20032,821,277
20043,078,959
20053,382,701
20063,559,437
20073,887,324
20084,201,054
20094,340,241
20104,722,645
YearHours Open
20032,271,816
20042,280,924
20052,260,217
20062,253,381
20072,334,040
20082,350,512
20092,353,969
20102,226,136
YearPopulation
200335,570,630
200436,127,125
200536,790,250
200637,151,832
200737,661,714
200838,048,664
200938,291,890
201038,647,288