Mono County Libraries now have access to Zinio, the worlds largest newsstand, which offers full-color, digital magazines for immediate checkout and reading online. Browse our collection of popular new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods and no limits.

Click Here to Access Zinio

• Read instantly online — All current and backlist magazines are available for instant reading on desktop and mobile browsers.

• Mobile apps — Download and read magazines on 95% of mobile devices including iOS (Apple®), Android™, and Kindle Fire™/HD/HDX.

• Current issues — New issues are released simultaneously with the print edition and many are available before the print edition.

• Backlist — As your collection grows, so does the digital backlist for anytime checkout and reading.

• Easy browsing and check out — Browse the collection of titles by newest issue, keyword search, genre and/or languages to find your favorites and to discover new reading interests.

• Manage your collection — Check out magazines and read them instantly on your desktop or mobile browser or download checked-out magazines through mobile apps.

• Never miss an issue — Sign up for weekly email reminders about your favorite magazines.

No limit and permanent checkout — Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish

Special Events at the Mammoth Lakes Library

Sewing Classes - a different project each time --  Dates Changed - FLYER

Images of the Eastern Sierra Gallery Walls Artists Reception April 15 - FLYER






Volunteer at the BOOK CHALET

If you love books, the Friends of the Library's Used Book Store, is the place to volunteer!

A Book Chalet volunteer's primary task is to welcome visitors and sell used books. If interested, volunteers may also price and shelve books per established guidelines. The end-of-day shift is responsible for tallying the day's receipts. Stop by and chat with a volunteer!  If you're interested in helping out, call Book Chalet at 760-924-2593, leave your contact information with the Mammoth Lakes Library, 760-934-4777, or fill out the library's contact form, with Book Chalet Volunteer in the subject line. Volunteers must be members of the Mammoth Lakes Friends of the Library ($10 annual membership or volunteer hours in lieu of).

The Book Chalet is open as noted below. There are 2-hour shifts avavilable in winter and 2 1/2 hour shifts in summer, with one volunteer working each shift. 

Summer Hours - June through August
Tuesday through Friday 12 noon to 5 pm
Saturday 10 am to 5 pm

Regular Hours: - September through May
Tuesday through Friday 12 noon to 4 pm
Saturday 11 am to 3 pm

Vintage Books Subcommittee

The Vintage Books Subcommittee sells donated used books that are more valuable than our regular bargain-basement book sale prices, due to age, first edition status, signatures of authors, or other collectible characteristics. This committee of volunteers researches, evaluates, and prices these books for either internet sales or MLFOL book sales. Volunteers must be computer literate with access to a computer (library computers are available as is one-on-one training).


 Come check out the MakerSpace at the Mammoth Branch Library! Learn how to use a 3-D Printer, use stencils to create a greeting card, make a bracelet or all kinds of other projects. A special workshop has been set up on the Second Floor of the Mammoth Lakes Branch Library.

Also check our Special Events page for short-term classes involving particular projects.


Tuesdays 2:00-6:00 Middle School Age and up

Wednesdays 2:00-6:00 All Ages

Thursdays 2:00-6:00 Elementary School Age

Fridays 10:00-12:00 Adults Only

MakerSpace Documents:

MakerSpace Waiver

List of Supplies That Can Be Donated - Updated March 2017

MakerSpace Rules and Addendum

MakerSpace Daily Reminders

Mono County Library Sponsored Resources

You can access these resources using your 14 digit library card number:

KOHA Library Catalog

    • Our online catalog. Sign in to renew materials and place holds


    • Digital audio books & ebooks

EBSCO eBooks  

EBSCO Periodicals

    • 2,500 Full Text Periodicals
    • 107,135 Photos, Maps and Flags
    • 84,074 Full Text biographies
    • 86,135 Primary Source Documents
    • 329 Full text Reference Resources
    • Access outside the library with your library card

California Library Services for People with Print Disabilities

Mango Languages

    • Learn a new language for FREE!

FREE Resources (library card number not required):

Online Archive of California

    • The OAC provides free public access to detailed descriptions of primary source collections (artwork, manuscripts, papers, historic photographs, and so on) maintained by more than 200 libraries, special collections, archives, historical societies, and museums throughout California — including collections maintained by the 10 University of California (UC) campuses. The OAC is a core component of the University of California California Digital Library (CDL) and is administered by the Digital Special Collections program.

California Digital Newspaper Collection

    • The California Digital Newspaper Collection contains over 400,000 pages of significant historical California newspapers published from 1846-1922, including the first California newspaper, the Californian, and the first daily California newspaper, the Daily Alta California. It also contains issues of several current California newspapers that are part of a pilot project to preserve and provide access to contemporary papers.


    • Calisphere is the University of California free public gateway to a world of primary sources. More than 200,000 digitized items — including photographs, documents, newspaper pages, political cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories, advertising, and other unique cultural artifacts — reveal the diverse history and culture of California and its role in national and world history.

 Driver Education Program

    • Includes 11 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests, 3 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests, 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL), and a FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.

Scans of Local Newspapers (Provided by So. Mono County Historical Society)

The Friends of the Library groups for three branch libraries are exhibiting art work by local, up-and-coming artist within their branches. These Gallery Walls offer the opportunity for the artists to place their work for public view and sale, and the Friends receive a portion of the proceeds of any sale.

Mammoth Lakes is exhibiting Images of the Eastern Sierra with an Artist's Reception on April 15 - FLYER

Stop by the Coleville or Lee Vining libraries to see what is currently on exhibit.

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