About the Pacific Grove Library

  • Interior Pacific Grove Public Library, photo courtesy Shelley Nemeth
    Pacific Grove Public Library Interior
    Photo: Shelley Nemeth
  • Pacific Grove Public Library Circulation Desk
    Circulation Desk
    Photo: Shelley Nemeth
  • Child using library catalog, courtesy Shelley Nemeth
    Using the Library Catalog
    Photo: Shelley Nemeth


Pacific Grove Library cards are free. Due to contact free servicing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, library cards are only being issued online at this time. To learn more about the application process, click here.

Most materials can be checked out for three weeks and may be renewed three times if there is no waiting list for them. DVDs can be checked out for two weeks, and art prints can be checked out for 120 days. Fines are charged for overdue materials (see below for fine schedule).

  • Adult items: $.50 per day Maximum fine - $10.00 or cost of item.
  • Children's items: $.25 per day. Maximum fine - $5.00 or cost of item.
  • Lost library cards: $3.00
  • Lost library materials: Replacement cost of the item.


The book collection of approximately 54,000 volumes includes more than 19,000 books for children and young adults and 3,000 large-type books.  Hundreds of thousands of eBooks and audiobooks are available to download. Books are available in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, Russian and other languages.

The library has extensive collections of audiobooks, and DVDs, as well as audiobooks, videos, and music available for download. Magazines and newspapers, including most Pacific Grove newspapers from 1988 to date on microfilm, framed art prints, and maps are also available to borrow or use in the Library.


Computers with Internet access, office software, and printing are available for the public, as well as wireless Internet access for patrons with their own devices. Users of wired and wireless Internet service must agree to comply with the Internet Use Policy and Guidelines.

The library also has microfilm/microfiche reader/printers, a coin-operated photocopier, a VisualTek magnifier for the visually impaired, and a TDD for the hearing impaired.

Pick Ups & Deliveries: Library staff and volunteers are unable to deliver library materials at this time. However, we are providing sidewalk holds pick up 1st Saturday of the month 10am-1pm, Mondays and Tuesdays 3-6pm and Wednesdays 10am-1pm.

Outreach Service: For information about the Outreach service, contact Diana Godwin at (831) 648-3160, or send her an email.