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  • Pacific Grove Public Library Circulation Desk, courtesy Shelley Nemeth
    Circulation Desk
    Photo: Shelley Nemeth
  • Bookshelves
    Photo: Shelley Nemeth
  • Children's Room Mural
    Children's Room Mural
    Photo: Shelley Nemeth
  • Pacific Grove Public Library Interior
    Pacific Grove Public Library interior
    Photo: Shelley Nemeth
Central Space rendering

Library Closure Effective 3/16/2020 until Further Notice

To our library community:

With an abundance of caution amid the quickly-evolving COVID-19 situation, we have made the difficult decision to close the Pacific Grove Public Library beginning March 16, in effect until further notice. This is in line with Monterey County's Shelter in Place declaration. 

Staff will be available via email during this time. You can reach us at: to answer questions and help you navigate our online resources.  Through our website: , you can listen to an audiobook, watch a movie, or read a magazine. We encourage you to keep the items you have checked out, we will be extending due dates and waiving fines. All items on Hold will be frozen. No new holds will be processed but no old holds will be canceled. Holds will be reinstated when library services resume. Please call us at 831-648-5760, or 831-648-5762 to leave a message and we will return your call.

We are working on ways to continue to serve you. In the next week, look to Facebook for story times and yoga sessions!  Stay tuned for updates.

Thank you,
Diana Godwin
Interim Library Director

Library Temporarily Open at 542 Lighthouse Ave, #111

(the drive-up book return is available at the corner of Lighthouse and Grand)

Closed Stacks: During our stay at the Holman some of our materials - some fiction, most non-fiction, and some other materials - are in “closed stacks” that are not open for browsing by library patrons.  If you see any materials you need in the catalog but can’t find them on the shelf, our librarians will be able to help.  There may still be some disruptions in our normal hours at the Holman - please call 831-648-5760 to check ahead.  Our normal hours are:  Monday and Wednesday 12 PM to 7 PM, Tuesday and Thursday 10 AM to 7 PM, Friday and Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM.  Closed Sundays.

About the Library Renewal Project

The Project Plan

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Upcoming Events

Apr 1 2020 (All day) to May 3 2020 (All day)

The Library will remain closed through 5/3/20 following Shelter-in-Place Orders. Please continue to contact us for more information as it... Read more

Apr 8 2020-3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Be sure to check our Facebook page for virtual crafternoons , and the City's new Recreation and... Read more

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