Library Locations and Hours

Mailing Address:
PO Box 800
Carmel, CA 93921

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Events Calendar

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Support the Library: Donate to the Carmel Public Library Foundation

We will be closed Saturday, October 29 due to the Carmel Centennial Celebration.  See the Carmel Centennial website for information about the centennial. 
Happy birthday, Carmel!

Upcoming Programs

Teen Lounge Thursdays
Next meetup: November 3, 4-5:30 pm

If you are 13-18, join us the first Thursday of each month from 4-5:30 pm.  We have a blast enjoying creative expression in a relaxed atmosphere.  Open mic, story slams, and theater games, led by librarian Beth Rosenblum.  Bring your favorite writing (poem, story, script...) Next meetup: November 3rd.

Harrison Memorial Library, Teen Lounge, Ocean and Lincoln, Carmel
Questions?  Call 831-624-7323



Astronaut Captain Daniel BurschCommunity Night with the Library
NASA Astronaut Capt. Daniel W. Bursch
Wednesday, November 9, 7 pm

Join Astronaut Daniel Bursch for a talk about space. Bursch had four spaceflights, the first three of which were Space Shuttle missions lasting 10 to 11 days each. His fourth and final spaceflight was a long-duration stay aboard the International Space Station as a crew member of Expedition 4, which lasted 196 days, setting a new record for the longest duration spaceflight for an American astronaut.
Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center, 9th & Mission, Carmel 
Questions?  Call 831-624-2811

New Fees effective November 14, 2016
Carmel-by-the-Sea Resolution 2016-064

  • Overdue items - $.50/day
  • Library card replacement - $3
  • Visitor card for out of state visitors - $10/month
  • Interlibrary loan  - $5 per item
  • Printing  - $.20/page for black and white, $.50/page for color
  • Copying  - $.20/page
  • Lost/damaged processing fee for books, audiobooks, DVDs - $15/item, plus actual cost
  • Lost/damaged processing fee for magazines - $5
  • Local History photo digital reproduction -
  • 300 dpi TIFF $15
    600 dpi TIFF $20
    1200 dpi TIFF $25

    Computer helpThird Saturday computer help
    Saturday, November 19, drop in anytime between 1 and 3 PM

    We offer assistance with whatever you need in learning to use computers.  Need help with email? Facebook? Netflix?  Or just using a computer or your smartphone or tablet?  Come in for one-on-one help.  Bring your own laptop, phone or tablet, or use our computers.
    Come in between 1 and 3 pm for assistance.

    Reference Room, Harrison Memorial Library, Ocean & Lincoln, Carmel
    Questions? Call 831-624-7323


    Community Night with the Library
    Steve WebsterSteve Webster
    The Early Days & History of the Monterey Bay Aquarium
    Wednesday, December 7, 7 pm

    Monterey Bay Aquarium founding Senior Marine Biologist Steve Webster has been involved with the aquarium since its conception, and continues to volunteer as an interpretive guide. Steve’s work over the years has been instrumental in making it one of the world’s greatest aquariums and conversation institutions involved in preserving the oceans.  Learn more about this amazing regional resource.  
    Carpenter Hall at Sunset Center, 9th & Mission, Carmel 
    Questions?  Call 831-624-2811

    What's New for Kids?

    Baby and Toddler Storytime
    Every Wednesday, 10 am

    Miss GracePark Branch Library, Mission & Sixth

    Hear stories, sing songs, learn fingerplays and rhymes, and have fun. Afterward, we gather at the craft tables to color and socialize with Miss Grace. Weekly, September through May.

    For more information call us at 624-4664.



    After School is Cool Craft Time
    Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 3:30-4:30

    SuncatcherPark Branch Library, Mission and Sixth

    Join Miss Pat for a fun craft. You will be making your very own sun catcher. This program is for ages 5 through 9 years old, and all materials are provided by the library.

    For more information call us at 624-4664.


    Steam Thursday with Bud Smith
    Thursday Nov. 10, from 3:30-4:30

    SteamPark Branch Library, Mission and Sixth

    Bud Smith is the science teacher at All Saint's and he will be here to lead 9-14 year olds in a fun science experiment. All materials supplied by the library. Stay tuned for more details.

    Please preregister by calling us at 624-4664.


    Steam Saturday with Miss Myah
    Saturday Nov. 12, from 1:30-2:30

    Steam programPark Branch Library, Mission and Sixth

    Miss Myah, the science teacher at River School, will be here leading cool experiments. This program is for kindergarten through 5th grade, and all materials are supplied by the library. Stay tuned for more details.

    For more information call us at 624-4664.


    Musical Storytime with Miss Stephanie
    Wednesday Nov. 30, at 10am

    Miss StephaniePark Branch Library, Mission and Sixth

    Miss Stephanie Brown of Music Together will be here with her violin. Join us for a lively musical storytime. For babies and toddlers, but pre-schoolers are welcome too.

    For more information call us at 624-4664.


    New Resources for Kids


    ABCmouse - With more that 3,500 learning activities and 450 lessons, is the most comprehensive early learning curriculum available online! For young learners starting at age 2.


    ScienceFlix - combines curriculum-driven, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9.  Use this link for home access.

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