The mission of the Butte County Library is to serve the Learning, Cultural, and Community needs of the diverse populations of our County.

Our libraries will be closed July 2nd in honor of Independence Day.

Though our doors will be closed that day, our online resources will always be available 24/7.

Room Reservation

The Butte County Library provides conference rooms in the Chico, Gridley, Oroville and Paradise branch libraries. These rooms may be used by members of the community for the presentation and exchange of information. For more information and to book your room Click Here . Fill out your application before you can book a room download your application here.

Events Calendar

Fun, educational and creative events for all. Click for our program calendar.

Summer Reading 2022: Read Beyond the Beaten Path!

June 1 - July 31, 2022

All six library branches are participating in-person and online in June and July and will have FREE events and activities for all ages. All ages are encouraged to participate by reading for fun, exploring their communities, and engaging in library events!
Learn more:

Lunch at the Library (Oroville Branch)

Lunch at the Library

Lunch at the Library is returning to the Library again this year! We will be serving at our Oroville Branch (thanks to Butte County Office of Education). No appointments are needed. Note: Lunches are only for youth under 18 years old.

Schedule (times and dates may be subject to change):

Oroville: Tuesday-FridayJune 14 - August 5, 11:30-12:30.

If you have questions, call Library Services at (530) 552-5652, option 2.

If you are interested in other Summer meal sites in your area of Butte County, visit

Or you can text FOOD to 877-877 for free meals near you. (Y para español, envía 'COMIDA' a 877-877)

California State Library Parks Passes are available!

Butte County Library is now providing free vehicle day-use entry to over 200 participating state park units operated by State Parks to library card holders. 
Learn more and request a pass today:

The Palace Project

Tired of searching multiple eBook apps for the title you want? Download Palace and search all the library’s collections in one app! Search, browse, download and read, across all the library collections, all in one seamless experience. Learn more!

REACH Program is Here!

Butte County Library's REACH Program is here to support your needs as a jobseeker, a small business owner, and an entrepreneur.

REACH (Reconnect, Engage, Adults, Creating, Hope) program provides economic and workforce development resources at your local Butte County Library!

Learn more about and register for this exciting opportunity!


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Please see our upcoming Holiday closures on our Locations and Hours page

The State of California strongly recommends all individuals to continue to wear masks in all indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status. We will continue to require masks for our indoor children’s programs. Masks are available inside the libraries.

For more information, please call Butte County Library at 530-552-5652, option 2.

Thank you for keeping your library a safe and healthy environment!