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 facility located in the South County Regional Center. The Library features Reference and Local History collections, large print and Spanish language collections, and a large collection of movies and books on CD. The library has a computer lab and a book nook sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

The Arroyo Grande Library serves as a Regional Library for the Southern Region of the County of San Luis Obispo Library system. The library partners with the San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society, which has a genealogical collection at the library, Veteran's Services, HICAP, and Literacy for Life.

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
  • Tribune
  • 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 473-7164 for more information about the center or call 781-5766 to schedule an appointment with a Veterans Outreach Counselor. 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.


HiCAP Medicare Counseling  - Call 1-800-434-0222 to schedule an in-person individual Medicare counseling appointment. 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month from 10-1PM.  (appointment required)

Local History Collection a unique collection of South County history books and high school yearbooks.

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

Genealogy Library: Volunteers from the SLO County Genealogical Society are available to help with your family research. For current hours or to make an appointment, please contact Carolyn Baker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Library Outreach Team Mobile 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 10-6

Wednesday 10-6

Thursday 9-5

Friday 10-5

Saturday 9-5




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