El Cerrito Library, winner of the 2022 El Cerrito Chamber of Commerce Civic Good 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.
Assisted by the El Cerrito Community Garden Network, El Cerrito Library is also proud to offer free seeds for anyone interested in growing their own plants, flowers, or vegetables. The EC Seeds Library is for the use of everyone! No membership, no returns! Take seeds home, plant them, and reap the rewards of growing your own vegetables, grains, herbs, and flowers. The items listed in the seeds library are subject to change. El Cerrito Library does not take reservations, phone calls, or emails for seeds. Seeds are available while supplies last.