All County of SLO Public Libraries to Fully Open June 22

Smaller libraries will now be open for browsing, holds pickup, and computers


Beginning Tuesday, June 22, the County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries will offer services at all 14 locations.

The Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Cambria, Los Osos, Morro Bay, Nipomo, and San Luis Obispo libraries will continue to be open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm.

The Cayucos, Oceano, and Shandon libraries will be open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm, with a half-hour lunch closure at 1 pm. The Creston, San Miguel, Santa Margarita, and Shell Beach libraries will be open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, from 12:30-5 pm.

The Library’s seven smallest branches have been closed since March of 2020, as staff were deployed as disaster service workers to support the County Public Health Department’s COVID-19 testing sites, call centers, and contact tracing teams.

“We look forward to connecting with folks in our smaller libraries again,” said Erica Thatcher, Engagement and Marketing Coordinator for the Library. “We’ve sincerely missed our neighborhood branches.”

Per State and County health guidelines, furniture in the branches will be arranged for social distancing, and unvaccinated patrons will be asked to wear face coverings. Visit for more information about visiting the library and for service updates.



The San Luis Obispo County Library was established in 1919 under authority of the County Free Library Act. The Library is a San Luis Obispo County department operating under the authority of the County Board of Supervisors. Today the library provides service to residents of 6 of the 7 incorporated cities and the unincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County, a service area that extends over 3,000 square miles. The Library offers circulation of books, magazines, newspapers, government publications, and other special publications, and also offers downloadable media of all types.


The mission of the County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries is to connect the community to knowledge, culture, and creativity through exceptional service.

For more information about Library Services, please visit our website.