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  • John Steinbeck Library, Salinas
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    John Steinbeck Library Computer Lab

Current Library Schedule:

El Gabilan Library and John Steinbeck Library: Monday & Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and Tuesday thru Thursday from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Cesar Chavez Library: Tuesday thru Thursday from 42:00 - 6:00 p.m., and Friday & Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Visit us at one of our three library locations:

John Steinbeck Library, 
350 Lincoln Avenue, Salinas, CA 93901 • (831) 758-7311

Cesar Chavez Library, 
615 Williams Road, Salinas, CA 93905 • (831) 758-7345

El Gabilan Public Library, 
1400 North Main Street, Salinas, CA 93906 • (831) 758-7302

At the Salinas Public Library, we are committed to helping every member of our community achieve their educational and vocational goals, as well as providing safe and inclusive spaces for residents to meet, learn and connect with one another. The Salinas Public Library has proudly served the community since 1909 when it first opened its doors as a Carnegie Public Library. Today, there are three branch libraries, John Steinbeck Library, Cesar Chavez Library, and El Gabilan Library, that provides hundreds of thousands educational and entertaining books, audiobooks, DVDs, Blu-rays, music CDs, newspapers and magazines, for free community borrowing with a library card. Our Digital Library available 24/7 to provide research resources along with digital downloads and streaming services. Library programs are available year-round for all ages and with various themes that meets the needs of Salinas community.