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

Summer Reading Program is here! 

June 2 - August 1, 2020 ― Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover!

The branches are closed to the public this summer, but we will be having many opportunities to have fun with your library online! It's fun for everyone ages -3 to 2,000! 

We're Digging Deeper ⛏, Reading📕, Investigating🕵️‍♀️, and Discovering😲 things about the Library, your community, and your world! Adults can participate and get prizes this year too!

Our virtual Escape Room is now available!

More information and how to participate can be found on our Summer Reading page!


Important Library Announcements

  • Beginning Tuesday, July 7, 2020, Butte County Library branches will be open for limited services. Library patrons will be able to visit the library to return and pick up items, in addition to browsing library shelves and borrowing items. Current 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
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 requested to wear face coverings, in accordance with California Department of Public Health face coveringguidance, and will be requested to keep their library visit to 30 minutes or less. Computer facilities, sitting tables and chairs, and in person programs remain suspended until further notice. Butte County Library e-resources are available 24/7. Register for a library e-card to access the online library. Butte County Library staff members are available by phone at 530.552.5652, Tuesday through Saturday from 10AM-5PM. Library programs and online services are available on the Butte County Library website and Facebook page.

  • 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 for all of their library needs. Individual branch numbers will be discontinued in the coming weeks. Literacy Services can still be reached at 1.888.538.7198.

  • Holiday Closure
    Butte County Library will be closed on July 4th, 2020 in observance of Independence Day.

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    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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