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County of Madera

California

Madera County Library

Welcome to the Madera County Library.  We are located at 121 N. G Street, Madera, CA 93637.  There are four additional libraries in Madera County in Chowchilla, North Fork, Oakhurst and Madera Ranchos.  The locations are listed above. Each library serves a diverse and unique population within Madera County offering a variety of services for their communities. 

Hours:

Madera County Library Chowchilla Madera Ranchos North Fork Oakhurst

Mon - Thurs
11am- 6pm

Tues 
11am - 6pm

Tues 
11am - 6pm

Tues 
11am - 6pm

Mon-Thurs 
10am - 5pm

Fri - Sat
11am - 3pm

Weds & Thurs
11am - 5pm

Weds & Thurs
11am - 5pm

Weds & Thurs
11am - 5pm

Fri - Sat
10am - 2pm

Fri -Sat
11am - 3pm
Fri -Sat
11am - 3pm
Fri -Sat
11am - 3pm
Closed Sun Closed Monday & Sunday Closed Monday & Sunday Closed Monday & Sunday Closed Sun

Mission

Our mission statement is “to provide balanced and up-to-date resources for the educational and recreations needs of its patrons, professional information service, electronic media, and a pleasant, safe, and clean environment.  Your library is dedicated to serving its patrons without discrimination.  Access to its collection is free of charge.”

Internet Access

WiFiWe have free Wi-Fi at the all five library locations for personal electronic devices.

Public computers with internet access are available at every branch with a one hour time limit. You need your library card for access. 

Inter-Library Loans

Madera County Library is a member of the San Joaquin Valley Library System (SJVLS), a consortium of 10 library jurisdictions from Merced to Bakersfield. As a member of SJVLS, Madera County patrons can borrow library items from a member library and have it delivered to your home library for the small fee of $.50.    This increases the amount of materials available. 

Databases

Databases that offer a wealth of information for auto repair, health issues, legal issues, hobbies, and in depth education research are available through our www.maderacountylibrary.org website.

We invite you to explore the library on-line, and encourage you to visit your local library. We are here to help you find the information and materials you seek.

Programs

For Library programs, story times, and information about upcoming events please visit www.maderacountylibrary.org.

You may return library items at any SJVLS library or use our book drop in front of the library. You may also renew items or check your account by going to www.maderacountylibrary.org, click on my account, enter you card number and pin number. You can now use Smart Pay to pay your fines online as well.

 

Friends of the Library

Each library has its own Friends of the Library group which offers support for programs, book purchases, special purchases, and community outreach.  The Friends of the Library is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization of elected officers and members.  For more information contact your local branch. 

Additional Services

Federal, state, county, and local information, government documents, job opportunities, planning department information is available for public review at each library.  Local history and points of interest are also available. 

Meeting Rooms are available at the Madera, Oakhurst, and Chowchilla Libraries.  Call for availability.

Typewriters and copy machines are available at all branches.  Microfilm readers are available only at Madera, Chowchilla and Oakhurst libraries. 

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Library Contacts

Madera County Library
121 N. G Street
Madera, CA 93637
(559)675-7871

Chowchilla Branch Library
300 Kings Avenue
Chowchilla, CA 93610
(559)665-2630

Madera Ranchos Branch Library
37167 Avenue 12, Suite 4C
Madera, CA 93636
(559)645-1214

North Fork
32908 Road 200
North Fork, CA 93643
(559)877-2387

Oakhurst Branch Library
49044 Civic Circle Drive
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559)683-4838

Reference Desk

General County Contact

General County Contact
200 W. 4th Street
Madera, CA 93637
559-675-7703
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Use this number to get general information about the County or County departments.  

For non-emergency information or service, dial 311