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 

  • Free Women’s Health Workshop at the Oroville Branch, September 19, 3PM.
  • Health and Wellness Seminar
    Health and Wellness Seminars will be held at Chico Branch Library on Oct 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 4:00PM to 5:00PM.
  • New library hours start September 5th.
    New library hours for Chico and Paradise branches begin September 5. The Chico branch will be closed Mondays and the Paradise branch will shift hours to be open at 10 am on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  • Virtual Reality has come to the Library!
    Join us for Virtual Reality (VR) Experience programs at the Chico library on Sept, 20th, 21st, 26th, Oct 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st from 12:30-2:00 pm. Free and open to the public!
  • Free Graphic Design Courses
    Get FREE Graphic Design Courses for digitizing images, making posters, logo design, business cards, layout for a brochure, fliers, cards, labels, social media images, and more! Drop in at Chico Library on Tuesdays from 1PM - 5PM or sign up online.
  • New app for eBooks and eMagazines
    OneClickDigital eBooks and Zinio for Libraries are now available in one easy-to-use app, RBdigital. Your Zinio for Libraries and OneClickDigital logins will remain the same. For more information, please refer to our E-Resources Page and help guides or upcoming online training.
  • 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 and Oroville branch.
  • Text Messaging Notification Now Available
    Get a text message when your holds arrived (or you forget to turn in a book!). Just sign up at your library or update your account online. Once your account is open, choose the “your messaging” button to set your preferences. Message and data charges may apply.
  • Open Mic at the Chico Library
    Join writers and readers for an exciting evening of original and best-loved pieces - everything from haiku to sonnets, short stories to autobiographies, folk songs to instrumental guitar pieces. All are welcome to perform or listen! Call Katy at 530.434.3794 with questions.

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Resource Spotlight

What is World Book?

World Book is dedicated to providing timely, reliable, and readable educational products that foster a deep desire to learn in students of all ages.

World Book Online hosts thousands of articles, as well as hundreds of maps, videos, and other media for an immersive learning experience. Teacher resources, curriculum correlations, learning standards, and other useful tools for educators are included across all databases.

Back-to-School Homework Help at the Library

Do you need to do research on a subject for your school assignments, look for references to write a report, or simply seek answers to a problem that you're solving for your homework? The Butte County Library has the World Book Online  available to assist you! Come to the library to get your homework done!

Desktop Widget for Easy Access

Windows XP, Vista, and 7 PCs support Desktop Gadgets, which stay on your Windows desktop for you to gain quick access to certain things.

Download a World Book Desktop Search Widget to find what you're looking for in seconds!

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