In the News

A message from the County Librarian

Library News for November 2021

A message from County Librarian Alison McKee about progress on the Library's Strategic Plan.

Libraries as relevant as ever, but need better funding

Libraries are a critical part of the communities they serve, but offering services requires money and costs are always on the rise.
Alison McKee, County Librarian

Alison McKee appointed as new County Librarian

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors has appointed Alison McKee as the next County Librarian.

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By the Numbers

Library Founded: 1913
Community Libraries: 26
Total Staff: 419
Population Served: 1,027,728
Cardholders: 428,566
Collection:  1.2 million items

2019 Numbers

  • Library Visits: 3,540,968
  • Virtual Visits: 3,592,202
  • Events: 10,781
  • Event guests: 296,335


Annual Report 2020

Annual Report

Media Inquiries

Brooke Converse
Public Information Officer
O: 925.608-7713 C: 925.329.8414

Wildfire Safety

Wildfire Preparedness and Evacuation Guide

Learn about the important steps you can take to prepare your family and neighbors should an evacuation due to fire become necessary.
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