Library Closure Notice (Español)

Following the recommendation of the County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department to maintain aggressive social distancing, all County of SLO Public Libraries are closed until further notice. Please click here for full details.

Most library staff are currently working as Disaster Service Workers providing vital support for the community. The library is currently exploring ways to restore services to the public and will do so as soon as we are able. In the meantime, thank you for your patience.

Need to speak to Library staff? Call Center hours: Monday through Friday | 9am-1pm:  805-781-5991 | 1pm-5pm:  805-461-6161 | This service will not be available on Memorial Day.


Welcome to the Cambria Library!

 About this Branch

The Cambria Library is located at 1043 Main Street in Cambria, California. The Library is 5,800 square feet with space for children, teens, and leisure reading, and circulates over 100,000 items a year. It serves the north Coast of San Luis Obispo County, as well as many people along Highway 1 in the remote area of southern Big Sur, in the neighboring Monterey County.

The first official County Library in Cambria opened in August 1921 on Bridge Street with about 250 items. The current location at 1043 Main Street opened December 26, 2013.

 Branch Resources

  • Computers:6 Adult 1 Kids
  • WiFi: All County Libraries provide free wireless Internet access

Newspaper Holdings

  • San Luis Obispo Tribune
  • Cambrian
  • LA Times
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Sunday NYT

 Ongoing Programs

  • Toddler Storytime / Wednesday / 11:00am
  • Coloring Club for Adults / Last Thursday / 4:00pm (registration required)
  • eReader Training / Wednesday / 4:00pm  (registration required)
  • eReader Training / Friday  / 2:30pm  (registration required)


 Special Features

  • Friends of the Cambria Library Bookstore



Branch Manager: Destiny Johnson


Information: 805-927-4336



Tue - Wed:     9am - 5pm

Thurs:           10am - 6pm

Friday          10am - 5pm

Saturday      10am - 5pm

Sunday:          Closed

Monday:         Closed


Contact Information

1043 Main St.

Cambria CA


Circulation: 805-927-4336

Fax: 805-927-3524


County Supervisor District 2

Bruce Gibson