San Benito County Library

Find San Benito 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.

San Juan Bautista Library 801 2nd Street San Juan Bautista CA 95045 831-623-4687

About San Benito County Libraries

San Benito County Libraries are institutions that stores and make available collections of books, periodicals, electronic databases, and other information sources to either the general public or a specific group of patrons in San Benito County, CA. Library collections may also include musical recordings, films, and other cultural materials. In addition to making their physical and electronic collections available to patrons, San Benito County Libraries organize and sponsor a wide range of programs and activities that complement their collections.

You may contact the Library for questions about:
  • Public Libraries near you
  • San Benito County Library catalogs and collections
  • Library research facilities and databases
  • San Benito County Library cards
  • Library programs and events
San Benito County Public Libraries

San Benito County Public Libraries are San Benito County or local government operations. While registration and a San Benito County library card are usually required, access to most of the materials and services offered at a Public Library is generally free. Physical items may be borrowed and electronic materials accessed without an additional fee. While registration and the issuance of a card may be limited to residents of the jurisdiction served by a Public Library, most Libraries honor cards from other Public Libraries near San Benito County and many participate in programs that allow for inter-library loans. In larger jurisdictions, the Public Library may consist of a main Library building with additional satellite facilities referred to as San Benito County Library Branches.

San Benito County Academic Libraries are typically housed at colleges and universities primarily for the benefit of students and faculty, though some may open their collections and services to residents of the surrounding communities. California State Libraries primarily serve as repositories for state documents to support research by CA employees and legislators, though they are also open to the general public.

Special Library Collections

In addition to the general collections found in a San Benito County Public Library, special collections may be available that emphasize local history and institutions or unique aspects of the community. Special collections may have value as historical artifacts and may not be available for circulation outside of the California Library facility.

San Benito County Public Library Programs

San Benito County Public Libraries make computers available on site for patrons' research activities and to provide access to their electronic databases and publications. Public Libraries also frequently offer programs and services that support patrons in job searches, San Benito County genealogy research, small business development, or legal research. Book readings by authors and a variety of entertainment events may also be presented, such as musical performances, poetry readings, and children's events.