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

Mon-Thurs: 10 am - 9 pm
Sat: 10 am. - 5 pm
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Please use the box to the right (at the bottom on mobile devices). To log in, enter the barcode on the back of your library card and the last 4 digits of the phone number on your library card account.

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Makerspace Survey

Interested in tinkering with robotics and electronics, a 3D printer, or creating a new approach to traditional crafts? Would you like to participate in the development of a new resource at the Modesto Library? You can help by taking this brief survey.

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Mo Willems Week
Modesto Library February 8 – 13

Celebrate the works of children’s book author Mo Willems at the Modesto Library. Find Pigeon hiding in the Children’s Room to receive a prize! Stop by any time to enjoy fun coloring pages, or to have your picture taken inside of a giant book. Throughout the week we will feature some of our favorite Mo Willems books in Story Time.

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Celebrate Teen Tech Week by showing us you meme it! Create an original library or book themed meme for a chance to be entered into a prize drawing! More information available here.

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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.


Need a passport? Passport applications are accepted at the Modesto Library on a first-come, first-served basis, Monday through Thursday 11 am to 7 pm and by appointment only on Saturday 11 am to 4 pm.

  • Processing time for passport applications is 6 weeks for routine service and within 3 weeks door-to-door for expedited service.
  • Customers planning to travel within two weeks or requiring passports to obtain foreign visas should make an appointment at the nearest passport agency.

More information available here.

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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