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1500 I Street
Modesto, CA 95354
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Main Phone: (209) 558-7800

Mon-Thurs: 10 am - 8 pm
Fri-Sat: 10 am - 5 pm
Other Locations & Hours

Online Payments Now Available

You can now pay your library fines and fees online through our secure site.

Access the online payment site here, or select "Make a Payment" from the "Useful Sites" menu on the right, or from the "About Us" drop down menu above. Log in with your library card number and PIN. You will be able to select which fines or fees you would like to pay. There is a minimum payment of $3.00 required for online payments.

Operation Gratitude

Help us put smiles on the faces of our troops and veterans by writing a letter of thanks and support to the men and women who are active duty members, veterans and first responders.

Operation Gratitude annually sends 250,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment, hygiene products, handmade items, and personal letters of appreciation to new recruits, veterans, first responders, individually-named U.S. service members deployed overseas, wounded heroes and their caregivers.

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During the month of October, we will host a letter writing campaign to support the men and women, both past and present, who defend our rights and freedoms.

Letters will be sent in time for Veteran’s Day, and will be included in care packages, supplied by Operation Gratitude. Simply bring your unfolded letter to any branch of the Stanislaus County Library (no envelopes, please) and we will deliver it to Operation Gratitude. For guidelines please visit their FAQ page.

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RBdigital App

Zinio for Libraries, the library’s eMagazine resource is now RBdigital. To get the new app, go to your app store and download the new RBdigital App. Once you have installed the new app, you can begin accessing the same magazines you enjoy now. For more details, please see frequently asked questions.

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The Stanislaus County Library is excited to offer LINK+. This is a free service which allows Stanislaus County Library customers to borrow books and media not available in our catalog from academic and public libraries in California and Nevada. LINK+ is a combined catalog of over 9 million unique items. More information available here.

Flu (Influenza) Information

Find information about the Flu (Influenza) and learn how you can protect yourself and your family.

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Learn about happenings at Stanislaus County Libraries in the 2015-2016 Annual Report available here.

Passport Acceptance Services

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The Stanislaus County Library has two locations offering Passport Acceptance services by reservation only. Appointments must be made online. Please have all necessary paperwork ready and arrive before your appointment time.

Complete information and access to the reservation site is available here.

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Not sure where to start your family history research?

Visit the Modesto Library. Members of the Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County offer free, personalized assistance in the Special Collections Room every Monday from 10 am - 3 pm. Also available by appointment. For more information, please call (209) 558-7814.

Veterans Resource Center

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Military personnel, veterans and their families will find information regarding benefits, housing, education, employment, and healthcare at the Modesto Library Veterans Resource Center. More information here.

Get Ready for Your DMV Test

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In partnership with, the library now provides 24/7 online access to the California Driver Manuals for vehicle, motorcycle, and commercial driving, plus practice tests.

The "Read Aloud" toolbar (located at the end of each page) provides tools that will allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, and magnify text.

War Ink logoTake a few minutes to view this inspiring project. War Ink emerged out of a need to recognize veterans' service and sacrifices and to bridge the divide between the veterans and civilian communities. This is both exhibit and forum, using tattoos as a springboard for California veterans to share their stories. Stark, beautiful, disturbing, and often darkly humorous, these tattoos are visual expression of memories and emotions that can be difficult to discuss openly.

Affordable Care Act Information

Want to learn more about the Affordable Care Act? Here are some useful resources:

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Toll free help line:

  • 800-300-1506 (English)
  • 800-300-0213 (Spanish)

Help is also available in 200 other languages

The California Report Card

Here's your opportunity to grade California on various issues facing our state. Anyone can participate by taking a few minutes to assign grades to the state of California on timely issues including healthcare, education, and immigrant rights. Participants are then invited to enter an online "Cafe" to propose issues for future versions of the platform.

The California Report Card works on all screens and is designed for mobile phones held vertically. To participate, please visit California Report Card

About Us

Who We Are

We are a system of 13 libraries located in communities throughout Stanislaus County. In our mission to foster the love of reading and open the door to knowledge we provide free access to a wide variety of material, presented in various formats.

What We Do

  • We provide information and reading material in print and electronic formats.
  • We provide special programs for children and teens, designed to enhance learning and encourage a lifelong love of reading.
  • We provide presentations on various topics of interest for adults.
  • We offer a passport application acceptance service.
  • We offer language learning materials.

What We Offer

The Stanislaus County Library provides books, books on CD, magazines, newspapers, digital movies, music, TV, and magazines, downloadable audio books, premium content databases, a mobile app, and language learning software. The library also offers a robust line-up of programs and presentations that enhance learning at all levels.

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