You can pay your library fines and fees online through our secure site.
Access the online payment site here, or select "Make a Payment" from the "Useful Sites" menu on the right, or from the "About Us" drop down menu above. Log in with your library card number and PIN. You will be able to select which fines or fees you would like to pay. There is a minimum payment of $1.00 required for online payments.
Anime Bookmark Contest
In celebration of Anime Day, the Stanislaus County Library is having a bookmark design contest. Show off your skills by designing our next Anime Day bookmark. Ages 10 to 18 may submit an original, anime-themed bookmark design to any Stanislaus County Library location. All submissions must be received by 5 pm on Tuesday, October 1. The winner will be announced as part of the Anime Day ceremonies on Saturday, October 19 at 1 pm. More information and entry form available here.
Coming Soon! New and Improved Mobile App
We expect to launch the new Stanislaus County Library app by mid-October. The previous SCFL Mobile app is no longer supported. The Android version of the new app is currently available, but not searchable, in the Play Store. Download the Android app here. The iOS version is currently in testing and should be available soon. In the interim, customers with iOS devices may use the BookMyne App to access their accounts, search the library catalog, place holds and renew materials. We look forward to bringing you the new and improved library app.
Kids ages 7-14 can sign up from September 3 - September 30 to participate in the All-Kids Craft Fair which takes place annually on the second Saturday of October. This year, the All-Kids Craft Fair is scheduled for October 12 from 9 am to 12 pm. To apply for the event, kids ages 7-14 can stop by any Stanislaus County library branch to pick up an application form or download and fill out the PDF version. To participate, the form must be returned with a parent's signature by September 30. All crafts must be made and sold by kids and cannot include food. For more information, contact the Modesto Library's Children's and Teen Services Department at (209) 558-7810.
Didn't find what you were looking for in our catalog? Try Zip Books! Zip Books is a service for customers to request books and audiobooks that are not in the Stanislaus County Library's catalog. The item is delivered to your home for a three-week checkout, free of charge, using Amazon Prime. More information and request form.
Free online access to the New York Times from 1851 to present, including newspaper content, multimedia, videos, Spanish and Mandarin versions of nytimes.com, and more. To activate your subscription, register with the nytimes.com or log in with an existing account. Detailed access instructions here.
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Stanislaus Memory Project
You can be a part of preserving history! The purpose of the Stanislaus Memory Project is to collect, digitize and preserve photos, videos, audio, documents, and objects of historical significance, in order to preserve the unique history of Stanislaus County. The project was initiated by collecting materials related to Graffiti, cruising, and the local car culture. In the future, materials related to other aspects of the county’s history will be added. The public is invited to submit photos or other materials for possible inclusion in this collection of Stanislaus County history. Please contact the Library if you wish to contribute to the Memory Project or have an idea for a future collection.
Learn about happenings at Stanislaus County Libraries in the 2017-2018 Annual Report available here.
Not sure where to start your family history research?
Visit the Modesto Library. Members of the Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County offer free, personalized assistance in the Special Collections Room every Monday from 10 am - 3 pm. Also available by appointment. For more information, please call (209) 558-7814.
Affordable Care Act Information
Want to learn more about the Affordable Care Act? Here are some useful resources:
Toll free help line:
- 800-300-1506 (English)
- 800-300-0213 (Spanish)
Help is also available in 200 other languages
The California Report Card
Here's your opportunity to grade California on various issues facing our state. Anyone can participate by taking a few minutes to assign grades to the state of California on timely issues including healthcare, education, and immigrant rights. Participants are then invited to enter an online "Cafe" to propose issues for future versions of the platform.
The California Report Card works on all screens and is designed for mobile phones held vertically. To participate, please visit California Report Card
Who We Are
We are a system of 13 libraries located in communities throughout Stanislaus County. Stanislaus County Library engages all members of the community and offers access to information, knowledge, and the tools for innovation and personal development.
What We Do
- We provide information and reading material in print and electronic formats.
- We provide special programs for children and teens, designed to enhance learning and encourage a lifelong love of reading.
- We provide presentations on various topics of interest for adults.
- We offer a passport application acceptance service.
- We offer language learning materials.
What We Offer
The Stanislaus County Library provides books, books on CD, magazines, newspapers, premium content databases, and a mobile app, as well as downloadable digital content such as movies, music, TV shows, magazines, audiobooks, and language learning software. The library also offers a robust line-up of programs and presentations that enhance learning at all levels.