The libraries are not accepting book donations at this time, please do not place book donations in our book drops.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.   As our friends and neighbors, our library staff care about you and your well-being. We look forward to welcoming you back to our libraries when the COVID-19 situation has passed.   In the meantime if you need a library card so you can access our ebook collection, see the 'Apply for a Library Card' link in the ABOUT menu above, and use the 'Contact' link to the right to reach out to us with the information.

April's Online Library Programs--all free and open to anyone countywide! (Click here for a printable copy)

April Calendar

 

ARE YOU NEW TO ZOOM MEETINGS?   ARE YOU STARTING TO USE IT FOR VIRTUAL GET-TOGETHERS WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS?  ARE YOU NOW OBSESSED WITH HOW TO CHANGE YOUR ZOOM BACKGROUND?  Click here for a list of helpful resources to get you started. 

DID YOU KNOW WE OFFER EBOOKS AND EAUDIOBOOKS YOU CAN CHECK OUT FROM HOME?  Expore the "ONLINE LIBRARY" menu at the top of this page to see all the online resources you can access for free from home, and check back frequently as we look to add more!

ONLINELIBSCREENSHOT

 

10 Books on a Topic:  Women's History Month

Listen to our conversation with Sofia Flores, Mammoth resident and colleague from Behavioral Health on the latest episode of the Oxygen Starved Podcast!  Find it at the linked website or subscribe and rate the podcast at all major podcast sites such as Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud and iHeartRadio.  Tell your friends!

Free New York Times Digital Access

Britannica School Edition Links in English and Spanish (Use library Card Number to access information):

 

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PLEASE NOTE: During the coronavirus emergency closure of the Library system, the Zip Books program is available.  Please carefully follow the criteria and steps below to complete an email zip books request and return your zip book to your local Mono County Library when we reopen after the emergency.    We appreciate your patience as this process may take a little longer than usual while we are closed.

Thanks to the California State Library, we able to continue requesting books through the Zipbook program. The Zipbook program is grant funded purchasing through Amazon.com.

Registered patrons in good standing may request tangible books or audiobooks (no e-books). Requested items will be shipped directly to you from Amazon.com. When you are done with the book, please return it to your local branch through the book drop!

There is a two-tier expenditure cap of $75 pre-tax for audiobooks and foreign-language items, and $50 pre-tax for all other allowable items. You may order 3 items at any one time.

When submitting a request, you must include a valid Amazon mailing address:

    • If you have home USPS delivery: land address
    • If you do NOT have USPS delivery: land address AND PO Box
    • Phone number

 

To make a request through Zipbooks please send the link for a qualifying item on Amazon.com and your valid Amazon mailing address to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please carefully and completely include the following for your request to be processed:

    • Amazon link to the book
    • Title & Author
    • Your name
    • Your email
    • Your telephone
    • Your library card #
    • Your full address (please include BOTH the land address and PO Box if you do not have USPS delivery)

 

You must return the book to your nearest Mono County Library when you are finished reading it.

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The Law Library Collections in the Mammoth Lakes and Bridgeport public libraries contain materials for use by the public, for free, to assist in researching common legal questions or issues.  Many of the materials are available to check out with your Mono County library card.   Library staff can help you locate and navigate materials and refer you to additional legal resources and experts.  Library staff cannot provide legal advice or comments on specific scenarios or laws.    

USEFUL LOCAL ONLINE LEGAL RESOURCES AND WEBSITES:

The Superior Court of Mono County website contains information about the county court system, as well as numerous resources including:

 

Local ordinances can be found at these links:

 

The nearest California Tribal Court is the Bishop Paiute Tribal Court.

Findlaw's directory of lawyers serving Mono County.

ADDITIONAL CALIFORNIA STATE AND FEDERAL ONLINE LEGAL RESOURCES:

Additional information about common legal topics, the California court system, and programs administered by the California Judicial Branch can be found on the California Courts website, including additional Self-Help categories in English and Spanish, and free online legal forms, many available in Spanish.

The State Bar of California provides many resources for the public, including lawyer referral services, legal resources relating to immigration, and information for finding free legal help.

California's county law libraries have created an online service that lets you chat live with a law librarian. The librarian can suggest or guide you to free online legal resources, recommend books and research techniques, and answer factual questions. Law librarians CANNOT interpret the law or give legal advice. Use the online Ask a Law Librarian service for research advice.

The Council of California County Law Libraries has created a 'mini-research guide' designed to step an individual through the basics of legal research.

TheLawDictionary.org features Black's Law Dictionary Free Online Legal Dictionary 2nd Edition.  Black's Law Dictionary is the leading law dictionary in the United States.

FindLaw has a number of basic legal resources free for the public to use.

STATE AND FEDERAL CODES, REGULATIONS, EXECUTIVE ORDERS AND JUDICIAL OPINIONS CAN BE FOUND IN THESE ONLINE RESOURCES:

 

How Do We Raise Funds?

In additional to funds raised through annual membership dues, we also have several ways to raise funds that go to the support of the Mammoth Lakes Branch Library. These include:

BOOK CHALET CURRENT CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS

Operate Mammoth's used book store, the Book Chalet, at 645 Old Mammoth Rd (across from the Stove Restaurant). There is a large selection of good quality used books at low prices. Please call the store at (760) 924-2593 to make sure that we are open for you to shop for books, or to volunteer your time.

Sell rare and collectible vintage books on the internet.  You can purchase any of the books listed in our stores at alibris.com and at Amazon.com.

Hold raffles, auctions, and other fundraisers.

Tote Bags! Mammoth Lakes Friends of the Library Tote Bags avavilable at the Mammoth Lakes Library for only $5.00 each. It's made from recycled materials and is large enough to hold those big shopping items.

 

 

 

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