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.
Family Fun @ the Merced County Library!
- Come to Story Time for Babies for songs, rhymes and good times on Wednesdays at 10:00 am.
- Read with one of our Tail Wagging Tutors 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 call the library at (209)385-7643 for more information!
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.
Call 209-385-7391 for information about the September training program.
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:
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.
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