San Luis Obispo County Library

Find San Luis Obispo County California libraries, such as state, town, city, public, private, college and university library branches. Libraries provide information on applications, borrowing books, ebooks, library programs, online databases and research.


Arroyo Grande Library 800 West Branch Street Arroyo Grande CA 93420 805-473-7161


Black Gold Cooperative Library 3437 Empresa Drive San Luis Obispo CA 93401 805-543-6082

California Polytechnic State University - Library 1035 Chorro Street San Luis Obispo CA 93401 805-756-1111

Robert E. Kennedy Library 1 Grand Avenue San Luis Obispo CA 93405 805-756-5760

San Luis Obispo Law Library 1050 Monterey Street San Luis Obispo CA 93408 805-781-5855

San Luis Obispo Library 995 Palm Street San Luis Obispo CA 93401 805-781-5991

San Miguel Branch Library 254 13th Street Paso Robles CA 93446 805-467-3224

About Libraries

How are Public Libraries funded?

The vast majority of funding that supports the operation of Public Libraries comes from county and local governments. At times, grant funding may be available for specific programs, projects, or capital improvements. Fees for special programs and services account for a relatively small percentage of revenue for Public Libraries.

What are the Friends of the Library?

Friends of the Library are organizations formed to support their local Public Libraries. They typically establish themselves as independent, non-profit organizations that conduct fundraising to supplement Library resources and organize Library related events.

What is the Dewey Decimal system?

The Dewey Decimal system is a classification system used in many libraries to organize their books. The classification number allows for books to easily be located or returned to their assigned place in the library. The system is constantly revised to keep up with changes in the libraries.