Library Locations and Hours

Mailing Address:
PO Box 800
Carmel, CA 93921

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Library Services

Home Delivery

(831) 624-4629

We can deliver library materials to homebound people living in Carmel-by-the-Sea and the surrounding unincorporated area. Call the Outreach Librarian to receive the following:

  • Books (Regular & Large Print)
  • Books on CD
  • DVDs
  • Reference Information

We also offer assistance in completing application forms for the California State Library's Braille and Talking Book Library.

Interlibrary Loan

Books and articles can be borrowed from other libraries for a $5 fee. Ask your librarian (831) 624-7323. 

Microfilm Readers- Reference and Local History Rooms

Copies $.20/page.

Photocopy Machines- Reference Room

 Copies $.20/page.

For Persons with Disabilities

Persons with disabilities who do not wish to use the stairs can enter the library to the right of the main entrance. This entrance is accessible via exterior ramps, and there is a bell outside the door for patrons who need additional assistance. A laptop computer with Zoomtext is available for patrons who are unable to access the public internet terminals in the reference room.

The ClearView Video Magnifier System in the reference room magnifies print to help people with limited vision. It magnifies anything placed under it up to 50 times its original size, and can change foreground and background colors.

Test Proctoring

Available Tuesday and Wednesday evenings between 5 and 8 pm. Call for an appointment - (831) 624-7323. No “drop-in” test proctoring is available. Student must provide current photo identification, and bring all necessary supplies, including envelopes and postage if needed.

We will meet the testing institution’s requirements whenever possible, but reserve the right to refuse proctoring services if the requirements exceed staff or facility capabilities. The library will not keep copies of test materials.