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625 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

(831) 646-3933

Meet our New Director
Brian Edwards ThumbnailThe Library Board of Trustees has appointed Brian Edwards as the new Library Director, replacing Inga Waite as she retires. Starting August 16th, Edwards will plan and direct the operations and activities of Monterey Public Library, California’s first public library. Working with the City Manager's Office, he will also oversee Monterey’s Museums and Cultural Arts Division, and serve as a member of the City's executive team.


Try the New MPL Patron App!
Contactless Library Loans and Renewals.

Don’t want to wait in line when you are in the library? Use your smartphone to borrow or renew items and check on the status of holds. Borrowing is easy. Simply log in to the app and use the camera on your phone to scan the barcode on the front cover of the item.

Download it from the Apple App Store or Google Play

Custom Book Bundles!
o0Qqw21-0NI-2 Let a librarian choose a stack of books for you! Please fill out the form, and wait a day or two. You will receive an email or notice in the mail when your selection is ready for pickup.

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Wish List
Untitled-4 Funds for library materials are 50% less than pre-pandemic levels due COVID-19’s impact on City finances. Help us purchase popular titles that the community has requested and we can’t afford. Questions? contact

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Upcoming Programs