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Borrowing & HOLDS:

Pacific Grove Library cards are free and can be issued online or in person. To learn more about the application process, click here.

In April of 2022, City Council approved the removal of overdue fines and forgiveness of current outstanding fines. This action ensures that our public library is living up to its commitment to provide free and equal access to information, knowledge, independent learning and the joys of reading for our community.

Items still have a return date and the library encourages patrons to return them in a timely fashion so others may enjoy. Most materials can be checked out for three weeks and may be renewed three times if there is no waiting list for them. Art prints can be checked out for 120 days.

Fees are charged for lost and damaged materials:

  • Lost library cards: $3.00
  • Lost or damaged library materials: Replacement cost of the item.

For information regarding book drop, hours, and dates closed, view our Hours & Closure Information page.

Hours & Closure Information


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. The library has extensive collections of books on CD, and DVDs, as well as hundreds of thousands of eBooks and AudioBooks available to download. Books are available in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, Russian and other languages.

Magazines and newspapers, including most Pacific Grove newspapers from 1988 to date on microfilm, framed art prints, and a collection map is also available to assist with locating items inside the library.

eBooks & Audio Books Digital Magazines Music & Video

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