About El Cerrito Library

El Cerrito Library, winner of a 2022 and 2023 El Cerrito Chamber of Commerce "Best of Cerrito" award, is a small yet busy community library. It is frequently the busiest Contra Costa County Library located in West County.  Currently housed in a building from 1949 which was expanded to its current size in 1960, the library collection of over 36,000 items includes books and other materials in English, Spanish, and Chinese. It also offers a wide range of DVDs, a seeds library, and a LGBT+ Special Collection for all ages. 

The seeds in the “Seeds of Cerrito” Library are for everyone; there is no membership. You may take seeds home, plant them and reap the rewards of growing your own vegetables, grains, herbs and flowers. For more information, please visit the El Cerrito Library. The seed library is sponsored by the El Cerrito Community Garden Network.