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Carmel Valley Branch Services
  • Books, talking books on CD, DVDs and magazines for all ages
  • Newspapers: Monterey County Herald, New York Times
  • Materials in English and Spanish
  • E-Books and E-Audio
  • Public computers with Internet, Microsoft Office, scan, fax, print, copy
  • Public meeting rooms(s) reservation at the library front desk.
  • Free wireless Internet
  • Programs and events for children and adults, and much more 
  • Telescope
  • Specialized Services:  Weekly Knitting Group; book clubs; Legal Aid to Seniors; Makerspace Fairs, Friends of the Carmel Valley Library First Saturday Program
  • Homework Center: Tue 3-6pm, Wed 3-6pm, Thurs 3-6pm. Fri 3-5pm
  • Local Friends group:  Friends of the Carmel Valley Library

About Carmel Valley Branch

Carmel Valley stretches 15 miles from the Cahoon Ranch to Carmel Bay. The Sierra de Salinas lies on the east and the Santa Lucia Range on the west. The Carmel Valley Branch of the Monterey County Free Libraries is located in Carmel Valley Village. This settlement became a popular place thanks to Byington Ford, a prominent real estate businessman and his brother, Tyrey L. Ford, a well-known businessman and private pilot who built an airport there.

The Carmel Valley Branch Library was established on December 19, 1938 as the Carmelo Library, and was moved to its present location in 1980.

Statistics for Fiscal Year 2018-2019:

Circulation: 40,442
Estimated Population: 5703


The Carmel Valley Branch became affiliated with MCFL on December 19, 1938. The current location in the old Buckeye Building occurred in 1980.

Square Footage: 3,430