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

Important Library Announcements-


For the remainder of the summer, Butte County Library branch hours are as follows:

  • Biggs Branch: Tuesday Noon-6PM and Saturday 10AM-4PM
  • Chico Branch: Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-4PM
  • Durham Branch: Tuesday-Wednesday Noon-6PM, Thursday-Friday 10AM-5PM
  • Gridley Branch: Tuesday-Wednesday Noon-6PM, Thursday-Saturday 10AM-4PM
  • Oroville Branch: Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-4PM
  • Paradise Branch: Tuesday and Thursday 1PM-6PM, and Saturday 11AM-4PM

We have a new phone number!
As part of County phone upgrade, Butte County Library has a new phone number! All library patrons, regardless of their home branch, should call the library at 530.552.5652 Tuesday through Saturday from 10AM-5PM, for all of their library needs. Individual branch numbers are discontinued. Literacy Services can still be reached at 1.888.538.7198 or email

To comply with COVID-19 reopening guidelines, and for the safety of library staff and patrons, social distancing measures will be in place. Library patrons are required to wear face coverings, in accordance with California Department of Public Health face covering guidance , and will be requested to keep their library visit to 30 minutes or less. Computer facilities, sitting furniture, and in person programs will remain suspended until further notice.

Library programs and online services are available on the Butte County Library website, Facebook  and Instagram.

Butte County Library is now offering curbside services at all library branch locations.

After receiving notice that your holds are available to pick up-

  --Click here to schedule a Curbside Pickup Appointment--

Butte County Library is offering curbside services at all library branch locations.  Butte County residents will be able to reserve items online through their library card, by phone at 530.552.5652, or e-mail.  Patrons may pick-up their reserved items using a curbside holds pickup service.  From here you can select a 30-minute appointment to pick up your library holds curbside.  

During this time:

  • All library branch locations are accepting returns.
  • Donations cannot be accepted.
  • All meeting room reservations are cancelled until further notice.
  • WiFi is available for use with your own device. 
  • Computer facilities and printing are not available.

Things you can do at home!

Stay in touch, stay tuned:

Camp Fire Recovery Resources

For official information about Camp Fire recovery resources, please visit Butte County Recovers, a joint effort of Butte County and the Town of Paradise.


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