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Castroville Branch Services
  • Books, talking books on CD, DVDs and magazines for all ages
  • Newspapers: Pajaronian, Monterey County Herald, Salinas Californian
  • Materials in Spanish and English
  • E-Books and E-Audio
  • Public computers with Internet, Microsoft Office and print, fax, scan, and copy machines
  • Public meeting room(s) reservations at the front desk or online:  small meeting room and large meeting room with projector
  • Free wireless Internet
  • Homework Center:  Tue 3-7pm, Wed 2-6pm, Thurs 3-7pm
  • Citizenship Classes: Tue 4-7pm, Wed 4-7pm, Thurs 4-7pm
  • Programs and events for children and adults, and much more
  • Small Telescope
  • Friends group:  Friends of the Andy Ausonio Library

About Castroville Branch

Juan Bautista Castro founded the town of Castroville in 1863 or 1864 (historians disagree on the year). He cut up his land and offered inducements to settlers because he saw the development of the country depended upon subdividing and settling the large ranches. In 1869, Monterey County supervisors created the township of Castroville.

The Castroville Branch Library will celebrated its own centennial in 2014 and has enjoyed a colorful and varied history in serving the town known for its nearby agricultural fields of artichokes. Founded in 1914, the library has survived and flourished in homes, post offices, hardware stores, novelty stores, and now a state-of-the-art library facility under the care of numerous, dedicated people.

Statistics for Fiscal Year 2018-2019:

Circulation: 22,250
Estimated Service Population: 6,689


Library services since November 21, 1914.  Andy Ausonio Library established in 2006
Square Footage:10,000