El Gabilan Library

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Services at this Library:

  • Various items for all ages available in variety of languages and formats such as books, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, music CDs, audio books, video games, and more
  • Reference materials for in-library use
  • Free WiFi
  • Study rooms
  • Community meeting room
  • Digital Studio computer lab and Makerspace 
  • Video games, consoles, and controllers available for in-library use
  • Public use computers with internet access and printing capabilities
  • Children's area equipped with early literacy computer stations, children's story time and programs
  • Literacy resources and programs, including Read Grow & Play playgroups
  • Homebound Services program provides library services for City of Salinas residents with limited mobility
  • Library staff who can provide assistance locating information, using print and electronic sources,  and choosing books and other materials


Room Reservations:

El Gabilan Library offers three study rooms and a small conference room that are 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

A community meeting room is available at El Gabilan 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 El Gabilan Library Community Room have a capacity of 184 people. Download the room application here

Another community meeting room is also available at Cesar Chavez Library.


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  • Jun

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    Draw and Paint Animals for Kids @ EGL

    Use shapes and lines to draw and paint animals, insects, and fish. Learn cool and interesting facts about these animals and...

  • Jul

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    Create a little world for a Pokemon! Have you ever wondered what it looks like inside a Pokeball? This is the chance to let your imagination run wild!

    Not sure what a...

  • Jul

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    Join us for storytime at El Gabilan Library. We will read books, sing songs and more! For ages 0-4, and older children are more than welcome to join in on the fun. 


  • Jul

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    Pixel Art with Perler Beads @ EGL

    Use Perler Beads to create pixelated animals and Pokemon. Pixel Art is a form of art where images are created and edited on a pixel...

  • Jul

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    Come join us for music and some outdoor activities!  This program guarantees a fun time for all. 

    Recommended for ages 2-5. Older siblings welcome to join.