Public libraries in Kings and Fresno counties offer learning, recreation, distance education, internet connections and other resources for users — all for free. In addition, school libraries that support the curriculum and offer internet access and other resources are in most public and private schools, and academic and special libraries are found in colleges and universities. The California State Library, www.library.ca.gov, supports libraries in the state with resources, interlibrary loan and other assistance.
Residents can enjoy and make use of more than 45 public libraries in Kings and Fresno counties. Get information about services, hours and events by visiting the branches’ websites. For a full list of libraries in each county, visit the following library system websites.
Kings County Library
401 N. Douty St. Hanford, CA 93230.................................559-582-0261
The Kings County Library is a member of the San Joaquin Valley Library System, a cooperative network of 10 public library jurisdictions in the counties of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced and Tulare. It is also a member of the Heartland Regional Library Network of the Library of California. Kings County Library has seven branches.
Fresno County Public Library
2420 Mariposa St. Fresno, CA 93721.................................559-600-7323
The Fresno County Public Library provides collections and services through its Central Resource Library and 34 branches. It is also part of the San Joaquin Valley Library System.