The mission of the Butte County Library is to provide all individuals, regardless of age, ethnic background, educational or economic level, with free access to ideas, information, and technology.

Library News & Events 

  • All Butte County Library branches will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 in celebration of Fourth of July.
  • DIY Home Energy Saving Toolkits available for check-out
  • Open a my Social Security account at the library!
    Social Security representatives will be here to help you with online Social Security services on Third Wednesday of every month from 12 PM - 2 PM at Chico Branch Library, 1108 Sherman Avenue, Chico, CA 95926, Phone: 530.891.2726
  • Text Messaging Notification Now Available
    Patrons can now utilize text messaging to receive notices about items that will be due soon, a request that has arrived and is waiting to be picked up, or for items that are due. The process to sign-up is simple. Patrons can ask library staff for assistance, or access their account online at Once your account is open, choose the “your messaging” button, and select the preferred messages. Some charges for text messages may be incurred when using this service. Please check with your mobile service provider if you have questions.

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Reading by Design

Join us at the Butte County Library this summer for our Reading by Design Summer Library Program!

All six library branches are participating in June and July, and will have FREE events and activities for all ages. Children and teens are especially encouraged to participate by reading for fun and engaging in library events. Adults are also welcome to participate in summer programs.

Visit us on Facebook and contact your local branch for updates and details!


Discover & Go

Your ticket to a world of adventure, learning and fun!

Get free tickets with your library card!

Discover & Go is a museum pass program that provides California library cardholders with free and low-cost tickets to local museums, science centers, zoos, theaters and other fun cultural venues.  Reserve a pass today!

How Does It Work?

Login to Discover & Go online using your Butte County Library card number and pin.  You can browse for tickets by date or by venue, reserve your passes, and print them. The passes are secure, and include the library cardholder's name and the date a given pass will be valid. Our museum partners simply verify the library cardholder's ID. The number of passes to a given venue are limited, based on a pre-agreed upon number.

Your library account must be in good standing to participate. Please call your local branch to update your account information.

For more information, see the Discover & Go Tutorial.


Resource Spotlight

Enki eBooks
Enki is a simple-to-use resource for current non-fiction, encyclopedias, and fiction. Access is through our E-Sources web page. All you need is your library card number and PIN.

Tutorials are available to search by title, author, or subject.

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