Welcome to the Arroyo Grande Library!

About this Branch

The Arroyo Grande Library serves the Five Cities of San Luis Obispo County with a 12,000 square foot Regional Library for the County of San Luis Obispo Library system. The Library features Reference and Local History collections, large print and Spanish language collections, book club kits, memory kits, State and County Parks passes, and a large collection of movies and books on CD. The library has a computer lab and print station.  There is a book nook sponsored by the Friends of the Arroyo Grande Library.

The Children’s Department includes a Spanish language collection, a Lego construction table, puzzles and interactive games; and a large collection of juvenile books, educational tablets, books on CD, and movies. The teen area has a collection of teen books and an extensive manga/graphic novel collection.

This library provides ongoing and unique community programming and library services for customers of all ages.

 Branch Resources

Newspaper Holdings

  • Barron's
  • Investor's Business Daily
  • LA Times
  • NY Times
  • USA Today

 Ongoing Programs


Special Features

Veterans Connect

A Veterans Resource Center is located at the Arroyo Grande Library, 800 W. Branch, Arroyo Grande, CA. Call 805-473-7164 for more information about the center or call 805-781-5766 to schedule an appointment with a Veterans Services Representative. This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. 

Eckerd Connects

Provides job searching assistance one Tuesday a month from 3:30-4:30.  Please check the event calendar for the next job help session.

Local History Collection 

A unique collection of South County history books and high school yearbooks.

Passport Services

Passport services are available for those seeking to obtain a US passport, by appointment.

Genealogy Library

To access the SLO County Genealogical Society's collection at the AG Library, please make an email appointment through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Library THMA Outreach Team Van 

Thursdays from 9:30 - 11am: Get connected with primary care, recovery, clothing, food, Medicare, shelter, mental health, showers, health insurance, and more.




Branch Manager: Margaret Kensinger-Klopfer


Information: 805-473-7161



Tuesday 10AM - 6PM

Wednesday 10AM - 6PM

Thursday 9AM - 5PM

Friday 1PM - 5PM

Saturday 9AM - 5PM




Contact Information

800 W. Branch

Arroyo Grande CA



Branch Manager: 805-473-7165

Circulation: 805-473-7161

Reference: 805-473-7164

Fax: 805-473-7173


County Supervisor District 4

Jimmy Paulding