Humboldt  County  Public  Library

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Frederick Douglass taught that literacy is the path from slavery to freedom. There are many kinds of slavery and many kinds of freedom, but reading is still the path. -- Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan

Frederick Douglass as a young man, with hair springing back from broad forehead.


Welcome to the Library


A vital community resource, the Library provides service to all county residents and visitors through the Main Library in Eureka, ten Branch Libraries, and a Bookmobile.  Everyone is welcome to visit and use the Humboldt County Library.


See All Library Events on the Monthly Calendar

The monthly calendar, represented by a box of 28 tiny photo squares.

Library Cards


With your card, you can take books, music, films and magazines home, and download free library eBooks and eAudio. Your card is good at all branches of the Humboldt County Public Library System.  Here's what you need to bring to get a card.

Libraries are for Everyone