Seven branches of the County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries are reopening on July 7. Hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday at the Atascadero, Cambria, Morro Bay, Los Osos, San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande, and Nipomo branches, with a one-hour window for vulnerable populations from 9 to 10 a.m. 

Because there is a limited number of people that the library can safely admit into its facilities, officials ask that patrons place holds at, call in requests, or browse online collections in advance for the materials they wish to take home.

“Library staff are eager to assist you in finding your next book, movie, or assist you with accessing our numerous electronic media platforms — streaming movies, digital magazines, ebooks, audiobooks, and databases,” said County Director of Libraries Chris Barnickel.

A few computers will be available at each branch for 20-minute internet sessions in addition to mobile printing.  


All branches will be following state and county COVID-19 guidelines, and the following precautions will be taken: 

· Patrons will be asked to maintain physical distancing and to wear a face covering while visiting the library. 

· In-house magazines, newspapers, passport services, and Friends of the Library bookstores will not be available as branches provide only Grab-and-Go services. 

· No seating will be available for leisure reading, and program rooms will remain closed until further notice. 

For more information or answers, contact any local library branch, or “Ask a Librarian” at