Humboldt  County  Public  Library

Image, a green hill & rocky coast, cloudy skies, and redwoods, joined by an open book.

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Portuguese Library Bats “they’ve been here since at least the 19th century; [librarians] still use fabric made from animal skin… to cover the original 18th-century tables, protecting them from scat…And every morning, just as their forebears did, the librarians remove the skins and clean the library floors."

The photo of a bat added to library shelves photo to illustrate the library bat concept.

Libraries are for Everyone


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.