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Pajaro Branch Services
  • Books, talking books on CDs, DVDs and magazines
  • Newspapers: Salinas Californian, Register Pajaronian
  • Materials in English and Spanish
  • E-Books and E-Audio
  • Public computers with Internet, Microsoft Office, fax, print, copy, and scan
  • Free wireless Internet
  • Homework Center: Fri 2-5pm
  • Programs and events for children and adults, and much more

About Pajaro Branch

Pajaro is an unincorporated community located on the Pajaro River. It used to be a station on the mainline of the PVCRR. The community took its name from the river. There is some debate concerning the name of the river, though. Pajaro means “bird” in Spanish. Some people think it was because of a California Condor spotted by members of the Portola Expedition; or that it’s because the narrow, swampy river was so dangerous it was said that “it took a bird to cross it”; or that there are just a lot of birds in the area.

The Pajaro Library was established on August 1, 1931, and opened in its current 29 Bishop St. address on October 18, 1996.

Statistics for Fiscal Year 2018-2019:

Circulation: 3,474
Estimated Population: 3,070


Pajaro Branch became affiliated with MCFL August 1, 1931. It was moved to its present location in Porter Vallejo Mansion in 1996.
Square Footage: 1,325