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Visit our three library locations:

John Steinbeck Library, 
350 Lincoln Avenue, Salinas, CA 93901 • (831) 758-7311
Open Hours: ​Monday & Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and Tuesday thru Thursday from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Cesar Chavez Library, 
615 Williams Road, Salinas, CA 93905 • (831) 758-7345
Open Hours: Tuesday thru Thursday from 42:00 - 6:00 p.m., and Friday & Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

El Gabilan Library, 
1400 North Main Street, Salinas, CA 93906 • (831) 758-7302
Open Hours: Monday, Friday & Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and Tuesday thru Thursday from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


At the Salinas Public Library, we are committed to helping every member of our community achieve their educational and vocational goals, as well as providing safe and inclusive spaces for residents to meet, learn and connect with one another.

The Salinas Public Library has proudly served the community since 1909 when it first opened its doors as a Carnegie library. Today, there are three library locations that provides hundreds of thousands of educational and entertaining books, audiobooks, DVDs, Blu-rays, music CDs, newspapers and magazines, for free community borrowing with a library card. Our Digital Library available 24/7 to provide research resources along with digital downloads and streaming services.
Library programs are available year-round for all ages and with various themes that meets the needs of Salinas community.