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Live FAFSA Application Assistance

Live FAFSA Application Assistance

Are you ready to secure financial aid for your education? The FAFSA application for the 2024-25 academic year opens in December! Don't miss out on potential grants, loans, and work-study opportunities—start your application to access aid for 7/1/24–6/30/25. Access HelpNow for live FAFSA application assistance.

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Potter the Otter: A Healthy Adventure

Potter the Otter: A Healthy Adventure

Visit the Nick W. Blom Salida Regional Library to explore this interactive STEM-based exhibit based on the popular children’s book series Potter the Otter, published by FIRST 5 Santa Clara County. The exhibit is designed for children 5 and under and will be available at the library through June 3.

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1500 I Street
Modesto, CA 95354
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Library Mobile App Update

Mobile browsing of our catalog has been enabled, and instructions on adding the mobile catalog to your device’s home screen are available for iOS and Android devices. Please take a moment to read an update from SirsiDynix on the status of our mobile app.

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Who We Are

We are a system of 13 libraries located in communities throughout Stanislaus County. Stanislaus County Library engages all members of the community and offers access to information, knowledge, and the tools for innovation and personal development.

What We Do

Modesto Library
  • 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, premium content databases, and a mobile app, as well as downloadable digital content such as movies, music, TV shows, magazines, audiobooks, and language learning software. The library also offers a robust line-up of programs and presentations that enhance learning at all levels.

Sarah Dentan
County Library Director



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