Visit any of the eight branches throughout the County.

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 - requires you to set up a password with Library Staff in advance.

OVERDRIVE (Library to Go)

    • Digital audio books & ebooks

EBSCO eBooks 

    • Books in all categories, including refererence

 

California Library Services for People with Print Disabilities

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

    • 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.
       

      Historical Archives - So. Mono County Historial Society

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

INTERLIBRARY LOAN

ILL is no longer available. However, Zip Books can be used for book requests which are funded by a California State Library grant and become part of our collection.

LAW LIBRARY

We have over 700 volumes in our law libraries at the Bridgeport and Mammoth Lakes Branches. Check with your library staff on how to use the books and online resources.

REFERENCE QUESTIONS

We are happy to assist you with reference questions to the degree that the information in our collection allows.

LIBRARY CARDS

The Mono County Library System offers several types of library cards. Permanent cards are offered to residents of one year (or more) of Mono County, persons who own property, are employed by Mono County, or who have students enrolled in a Mono County school. We also offer these cards to holders of Mountain Valley area library cards. Temporary cards are offered to new residents of the county upon completion of necessary paperwork. Visitors may obtain a visitor’s card when they provide us with their home library card. Read More...

LOAN PERIODS

ADULT: Books, Books on Tape, Books on CD - 14 days, renewable - Overdue charge $.25 per day

ADULT: Magazines, Videos - 7 days, renewable - Overdue charge $.25 per day

ALL DVD Movies - 7 days, not renewable - Overdue charge $1.00 per day

YOUTH: Books, Books on Tape, Books on CD - 14 days, renewable - Overdue charge $.10 per day

YOUTH: Magazines - 7 days, renewable - Overdue charge $.10 per day

COMPUTERS

All branches in the Mono County Library System provide access to the internet and word processing. Research may be done at no charge.  In all branches, copies made from computer-printers are $.10/page, $.05/page for Friends of the Library members.

PHOTOCOPIES

Photocopies may be made at any Mono County Library for a fee.  For current Friends of the Library members the fee is $.05/page and $.10/page for all others. Some branches offer duplex printing at $.20 per page.

SCANS

Library staff can scan and email PDF documents to an email account for $1.00 per page.

TYPEWRITERS

Typewriters are available for use at select Mono County library branches at no charge.

Internet Use Rules and Guidelines

The Internet links this computer with information resources around the world. The Mono County Library computers are available to all library patrons. In defining the Internet’s resources as an extension of the library, we subscribe to the Library Bill of Rights, which states that "A person’s right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background or views."

The library staff does not monitor the information obtained on these computers. It is the responsibility of parents to monitor the computer use of their minor children.

Library Internet users are expected to act in a responsible, ethical, and legal manner, in accordance with the following rules for Internet use at this library, the missions and purposes of the other networks they use on the Internet, and the laws of California and the United States.

Access to the Mono County Internet workstations is a privilege offered to any library user who follows these rules:

  • Computer time is on a first come first served basis. All users agree to pay any charges prior to leaving the library. Time limits may apply.  .
  • In some libraries within our county, there may be a charge for word processing or email access. Internet research is free in all locations. For all computer services, there is a cost of $.10 per sheet for printing.
  • The Internet may not be used for Internet Relay Chat (IRC), chat rooms, listserv, bulletin board service, or to play games.
  • The user will not "bookmark" sites to the library’s computer. You may save a bookmark file on your own diskette and use this during your library session.
  • The Internet user is held responsible for his or her own actions and activities on the Internet. Unacceptable uses of the network will result in the suspension or revoking of these privileges.
  • Vandalism will result in the cancelation of all computer privileges. Vandalism includes transferring, downloading, uploading files or computer viruses. Vandalism also includes creating computer viruses and/or taking any malicious action to attempt to harm or destroy the property or school/library materials or the data of another user.
  • The Mono County Library is a participant in the InfoPeople Project, which provides points of public access to the Internet at public library sites throughout California. InfoPeople is supported by a Federal Library Services and Construction Act grant administered in California by the California State Librarian. For more information, access the Infopeople homepage at http://www.infopeople.org

All computers have been provided through funds donated by the Mono County Friends of the Library, through the Gates Foundation, through the California State Library, or by the Mono County Office of Education/Library. We reserve the right to revoke computer privileges for unacceptable use as defined above.

Implied consent and waiver:

I agree to abide by the rules and guidelines specified herein. In addition, I realize that the Mono County Library does not have control of the information on the Internet. Sites accessible via the Internet may contain material that is illegal, defamatory, inaccurate or potentially offensive to some people. I recognize that the Library’s intent is to make Internet access available to further educational goals and objectives, but that it does not monitor the information of any Internet patron while using the computer.

The specific conditions and services being offered will change from time to time. I will be responsible for any charges, fines or fees incurred as the result of using the Library’s Internet service. I accept responsibility for using this equipment in the manner outlined above.

The Mono County Library makes no warranties with respect to Internet service, and it specifically assumes no responsibility for:

  • The content or any advice or information received by an Internet user from a source outside Mono County, or any costs or charges incurred as a result of seeing or accepting such advice or information;
  • Any costs, liability, or damages caused by the way the Internet user chooses to use his or her access to the Internet;
  • Any consequences of service interruptions or changes even if these disruptions arise from circumstances under the control of a Mono County Branch Library.

Some Internet stations within the County have been provided by a grant from the California State Library.

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