Rio Vista Library

Welcome to the Rio Vista Public Library.

Meeting Room

The June Rowan Room is available for community groups, both profit and not-for-profit, when not in use for library and literacy programming.  Ask for the Policies and Procedures and charges at the Information Desk.  More... 

Technology

Equipment

  • 1 self-service photocopier
  • 1 microfilm/fiche reader printer (copies are 15¢ per page)

Accessibility

Every public computer contains an Accessibility Wizard allowing customization for dexterity, hearing, and visual needs.  The Branch also has an adaptive keyboard and optical trackball available.  Please ask a staff member for more information or assistance.

Friends of the Library

New and lightly used books sold whenever library is open.  The Rio Vista Friends of the Library hold big sales in April and October.  Check with library staff for guidelines of what is acceptable before donating books.

Branch History

Library service in Rio Vista began in October 1914.  On January 16, 1993, the Rio Vista Library, housed in an historic 1896 building, was completely destroyed by fire.  Funding for a new library building was made possible through city and county fire insurance proceeds, county facility fees and federal Library Services and Construction Act, Title II, funds.  Public service continued using returned books along with materials from other branches, from temporary storefront quarters on Main Street.  The groundbreaking ceremony on the same site, 44 South Second Street was on October 21, 1994.  Then on November 27, 1995, three years of planning, community involvement and hard work came to fruition with the opening of a new Rio Vista Library.  The tenth anniversary celebration was held in the library on Nov. 21, 2005.

Branch Head

Malissa Knapp, Supervising Librarian