Cesar Chavez Library

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Services at this Library:

  • More than 40,000 items for all ages available in variety of languages and formats such as books, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, music CDs, books on CD, and more
  • Reference materials for in-library use.
  • Free WiFi
  • Public use computers with internet access, printing, and scanning capabilities
  • Children's area equipped with early literacy computer stations, children's story time and programs
  • Teen area with teen programs
  • Literacy resources and programs, including Read Grow & Play playgroups
  • Digital Arts computers equipped with multimedia editing resources
  • Video games, consoles, and controllers available for in-library use
  • Study room
  • Community meeting room
  • Homework Center
  • Library staff who can provide assistance locating information, using print and electronic sources, and choosing books and other materials


Room Reservations:

Cesar Chavez Library offers a study room that is available for public use during open service hours. Click here to reserve a study room.

Study room usage guidelines:

  • Rooms may be reserved by one or more people but cannot exceed the maximum occupancy of each room.
  • Request to use the study rooms may be made in person at El Gabilan Library or online, and no more than one (1) week in advance.
  • Room reservation is limited to two (2) hours per person, per day, to ensure equitable access of library facility.
  • Reservation may be canceled if the room is not being used within the first fifteen (15) minutes of reserved schedule. 
  • No food is allowed in the study room. Drinks are limited to those in closed containers such as covered cups, cans, or water bottles, and must be kept away from electronics.
  • Please be considerate of others and clean up before leaving the study room.

Community Meeting Rooms

The BHC community meeting room is available at Cesar Chavez Library that may be reserved for public use when not being used for Library activities. Fees may be charged according to the current Library Fee Schedule.
The meeting room has a capacity of 204 people. Download the room reservation application here

Another community meeting room is also available at El Gabilan Library.



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Upcoming Events

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    We are pleased to announce our Citizenship Preparation Expanded hours starting May 9. 

    English class: Tuesdays @ Cesar Chavez Library 5:30pm to 7pm...

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    Get ready for a craft-tastic time! Join us every 2nd Wednesday of the month for a creative adventure. This month, we're diving into the holiday spirit with a special project:...

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    Parent-Child Playgroups 

    Each playgroup provides sensory play and exploratory activities that develop speech and language, creative play, cognitive development, and...

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    Join Ventana Wildlife Society and learn about science while exploring nature. Every Thursday, explorers will travel to Rancho Cielo in Salinas and learn about local natural...

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    Science Workshop Unlimited is at Cesar Chavez Library every Thursday!

    Kids and families can use imagination and tools to explore the world of science with hands-...