The Mono County Library is now offering Zip Books, a project funded by the California State Library through a grant from Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

Using a "buy vs. borrow" model, Zip Books is a fast, cost-effective method to secure the books you want to read. If the book or audiobook that you want isn't currently part of the library's collection, we will order it from Amazon and send it directly to your home, free of charge. You may have one Zip Book at a time. When you've finished with the item, return it to your library branch and request another! We ask only that you return the Zip Book directly to library staff member and that you fill out a short survey upon returning that item. We will then either add your Zip Book to the collection, or offer it to the Friends of the Library. 

Zip Book item value is limited to $35. To participate, you must be a Mono County Library cardholder in good standing.

For more information on the Zip Books program stop by your favorite branch.


 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 - see attached flyer. A special workshop has been set up on the Second Floor of the Mammoth Lakes Branch Library.

Arcade/Carnival Challenge September 12th through October 19th - FLYER



Tuesdays 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Middle School Age and up, including Adults

Wednesdays 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm All Ages

Thursdays 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Elementary School Age

Fridays 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Adults

MakerSpace Documents:

3-D Printing Policy

MakerSpace Waiver (Updated August 2017)

List of Supplies That Can Be Donated - Updated June 2017

MakerSpace Rules

MakerSpace Daily Reminders

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.

June 2017 Update - mobile device users need to download a new app - RBDigital.

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


For a Permanent Mono County Library Card you need one of the following:

  • California driver’s license or certificate of renewal with current Mono County address printed on the front.
  • California I.D. card with current Mono County address printed on front.
  • Mono County student identification card or proof of registration in any Mono County School.

Or, If you have one of the following 4 items:

    • Out of state driver’s license with current address on front.
    • Valid Passport (U.S. or foreign)
    • Valid alien registration card.
    • Government issued I.D. card showing current Mono County address.

Then you must have one of the following 6 items:

    • Utility bill or other billing statement issued within the last 60 days showing current Mono County address.
    • Current pay stub, imprinted with company name, issued within the last 60 days and showing applicant’s name and Mono County address.
    • Personal check with name and current Mono County address of applicant.
    • Rent receipt, Bank statement, or self-addressed postcard mailed by the library and returned by the applicant with a Mono County address.
    • Valid vehicle registration issued to applicant showing current Mono County address
    • Proof of property ownership in Mono County.

 Seasonal Employees that do not have a post office box need all of the following:

  • Current Driver’s license with photo and permanent address.
  • E-mail address
  • Local or cell phone number and local physical address.

Visitor’s Cards

  • We accept a home library card (to be retained on file at the library) plus photo I.D. Visitor's cards are valid for 1 month.

Cards for Minors (under 18)

  • We require a parent or guardian to provide the above information and signature for anyone under 18.
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