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Author Talks

Author Talks

The Author Talk series features renowned authors, including New York Times’ best-selling authors and Pulitzer Prize winners. The online series is offered via Zoom, and local participants can submit questions when they register.

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Career Development Resources

Career Development Resources

We offer expanded access to career resources and services for job seekers. The services include access to Career Pathways, online job training, skill building, academic and vocational exam prep, and professional development tools.

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California State Parks Pass

California State Parks Pass

The Stanislaus County Library offers free California State Park day-use passes, available for checkout with a library card. The new vehicle day-use passes provide entry at more than 200 participating state park units.

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1500 I Street
Modesto, CA 95354
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Main Phone: (209) 558-7800

Mon: 12 pm - 8 pm, Tues-Thurs: 10 am - 6 pm, Fri-Sat: 10 am - 5 pm
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Extreme Heat

With hot summer weather upon us, remember to drink plenty of water and avoid outdoor activity during the heat of the day. Seek air conditioned spaces. During periods of extreme high temperatures, libraries and other community locations are Cooling Zones. For more information and heat safety tips, please visit StanEmergency.



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About Us

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

Modesto Library
  • 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.

Sarah Dentan
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