The Mono County Library enhances lives and strengthens our communities by providing free access to information, technology, life-long learning opportunities, social interactions, and cultural enrichment.
Public library service began in Mono County in 1947, provided under contract by Inyo County. This changed when the Mono County Free Library was established in 1965 as a joint school-community library system. The library is operated by the Mono County Office of Education under the direction of the Mono County Superintendent of Schools and the Mono County Library Authority Board. The administrative offices are located in the Mammoth Lakes Branch at 400 Sierra Park Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546.
The Library is comprised of 7 free public library branches serving all county residents and visitors from locations in Coleville, Bridgeport, Lee Vining, June Lake, Mammoth Lakes, Crowley Lake, and Benton. See information on individual locations from the Branches tab. Each location offers collections for all ages, computers for accessing digital resources and the internet, laptops for inhouse use, local interest collections, public programs & maker activities (see local calendars), and free wi-fi. Mono County Library library cards are available to residents and visitors and allow borrowing of circulating books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, E-books, E-Magazines and laptops for onsite use. Registered borrowers may request items be sent between branches for local pickup (allow plenty of time). Library cards are not required for onsite use of collections, public computers or attending public programs.
Individual libraries are supported by local Friends of the Library groups. We encourage participation and membership for those interested.
The Library welcomes volunteers, find more information and the application here.
Mono County Office of Education
The Mono County Office is Education strives to be, first and foremost, an agency of service. In addition to operating Mono County's Alternative Education programs, MCOE works closely with the two school districts to help support them by providing staff development and support as needed. The Mono County Office of Education is also the only county in the state of California that operates all of the county's public libraries. There are seven library branches serving each of the communities in Mono County and MCOE is very proud of each one.
The Board of Trustees also acts as the Library Authority Board for all branch libraries.