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City Library
1000 Spring Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 237-3870
(805) 238-3665 FAX
10am to 8pm
10am to 5pm
Closed Sunday

See also:
Study Center

Library Services


The Library is open Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, and Saturday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mission Statement

"The Paso Robles City Library is the place to discover, to learn, and to grow, empowering our community to achieve its vision for the future."

Paso Robles City Library Strategic Plan At A Glance
Strategic Plan 2017-2022 [PDF]

Library Holidays

Closed or early closure on the following days:


Monday, January 1: New Year's Day
Monday, January 15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, February 19: President's Day
Saturday, May 19: Wine Festival
Monday, May 28: Memorial Day
Wednesday, July 4: Independence Day
Monday, September 3: Labor Day
Saturday, October 13: Pioneer Day
Monday, November 12: Veterans Day
Wednesday, November 21: Early Closure: 5:00pm.
Thursday - Saturday,
November 22-24:
Thanksgiving Holiday
Monday, December 24: Early Closure: 5:00pm.
Tuesday, December 25: Christmas Day
Monday, December 31: Early Closure: 5:00pm.
Tuesday, January 1: Happy New Year!

Guidelines for Library Use

Library Goals and Objectives

Carnegie Library (taken before the earthquake)History

Chronology of the Paso Robles City Library

  • 1902 The Paso Robles Improvement Club establishes a temporary free reading room in the Blackburn Building. The Ladies Auxiliary to the Improvement Club is established to aid the library efforts
  • 1903 The City Trustees pass an ordinance to establish a free public library
  • 1904 The Library is turned over to municipal ownership by general city election
  • 1907 The Ladies Auxiliary petitions Andrew Carnegie for funds to erect a suitable building. They are granted $10,000 if the city guarantees $1,000 yearly support for the library. The Trustees agree. Plans by architect W. H. Weeks of Watsonville are adopted and a construction contract is awarded to R. O. Summers of San Jose. Work begins in November
  • 1908 The cornerstone of the Carnegie Library is laid on January 28
  • 1995 A new library building is built across the street; the Carnegie Library building becomes home to the Paso Robles Historical Society.

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