- Library System: Fresno County Public Library
The Fresno County Public Library provides books, ebooks, music, movies, magazines, newspapers, and services through its Central Resource Library and its 34 branches throughout Fresno County, California. The library system is headquartered in Fresno.
The library is part of the San Joaquin Valley Library System (SJVLS); a cooperative network of 10 public library jurisdictions in the counties of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera,Mariposa, Merced. and Tulare. The Fresno County Public Library provides free access to library services and materials to enhance the quality of lives and further lifelong learning through books, DVDs, CDs, technology, programs, and services that inform, enlighten and entertain people of all ages.
FCPL offers wireless Internet access at 12 of its branches (Cedar-Clinton, Clovis, Central, Fig Garden, Fowler, Gillis, Mendota, Orange Cove, Parlier, Leo Politi, Reedley and Woodward Park).
The Fresno County Public Library was founded in 1910 and housed at that time in the Fresno City Library building, which had been constructed in 1904 with a $30,000 donation from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Subsequent gifts provided Carnegie libraries in Selma, Clovis and Sanger