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Aromas Branch Services
  • Books, talking books on CD, DVDs and magazines for all ages
  • Newspapers: Register Pajaronian
  • Materials in English and Spanish
  • E-Books and E-Audio
  • Public computers with Internet, Microsoft Office, scan, fax, print, and copy
  • Free wireless Internet 
  • Local Friends group: Friends of the Aromas Library

About Aromas Branch

Aromas is a small community that straddles the boundary between Monterey and San Benito counties. The name Aromas is derived from the land grant Aromitas y Agua Caliente (little odors and warm water – refers to sulphur water). As with so many Monterey County place names, the Post Office had a bit to do with the final choice of names. Apparently, the Post Office preferred Aromas to Aromitas simply because it was a shorter name!

The Aromas Branch of the Monterey County Free Library System began service March 30, 1914, at 365 Blohm Avenue. On July 1, 1967, the Library moved to its location at the corner of Carpenteria and Blohm, at the Firehouse, in a former classroom.

Statistics for Fiscal Year 2018-2019:

Circulation: 7,250
Estimated Population: 2,650


Library service provided since March 30, 1914.
Square Footage: 1,300