Library Closure Notice (Español)

Dear Patrons,

We are writing with the latest update on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on library services. Following the recommendation of the County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department to maintain aggressive social distancing, the County of SLO Public Libraries will close all libraries today, March 18 until further notice. During this closure, we will continually assess the developing situation to determine the length of the closure. 

  • During this closure all library programs, in-house services, and meetings are cancelled.
  • During this time, due dates for borrowed materials will be automatically extended, no late fees will be assessed, and patrons can return materials when libraries reopen. While you can return items to our book drops, please don’t worry about returning materials until we reopen.
  • Our digital library will remain open and available 24/7 at There you can enjoy  eBooksaudiobooksstreaming TV, movie and music serviceslearning classes and digital access to newspapers and magazines.

We will continue to post updates on our social media accounts and will remain in contact via our email newsletter. Your health and safety are of utmost importance, and we will evaluate and adjust as new information becomes available.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we thank you for your continued understanding and support. For the most current information about the local response to COVID-19 please visit


Welcome to the Atascadero Library!

 About this Branch

The new Atascadero Regional Library, located at 6555 Capistrano, two blocks from the historic City Hall and the Sunken Gardens, opened in June of 2014. It serves as the regional library for the north county region of San Luis Obispo County and provides reference and youth services to approximately 500 people a day.

 Branch Resources

Newspaper Holdings

  • Atascadero News
  • SLO Tribune
  • LA Times
  • Wall Street Journal
  • USA Today


 Ongoing Programs


Special Features

  • Alice's Bookstore
  • Teen Lounge

Study Room Availability

Reservations begin daily at 10AM by phone or at circulation desk. Whiteboards available.

  Study  Room (max occ. 4) 
 Monday - Thursday  10am - 6pm
  Study Room (max occ. 4) 
 Friday - Saturday  10am - 5pm






Meeting Room Availability

 Reservations before or after library hours requires liability insurance.

  Dan & Eileen O'Grady Conference Room (max occ. 22)

 Monday - Sunday
 10am - 9pm
  Martin Polin Community Room (max occ. 186)
Monday - Sunday  10am - 9pm



Branch Manager: Jackie Kinsey


Information: 805-461-6161



Mon - Thurs:   10am - 6pm

Fri -Sat          10am - 5pm

Sunday:          Closed


Contact Information

6555 Capistrano

Atascadero CA



Branch Manager: 805-461-6164

Circulation: 805-461-6161

Reference: 805-461-6162

Children's: 805-461-6163

Fax: 805-461-6045



County Supervisor District 5

Debbie Arnold