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Director's Welcome

Welcome to Solano County Library! Our mission is to spark curiosity, inspire creativity, and champion learning, by serving the community at our nine library locations throughout Solano County, and online 24/7 via our web site and digital services (

We believe libraries are vital to the community. At Solano County Library, we strive to deliver excellent library service through equitable access to a variety of materials, innovative technologies, and inviting facilities. We aim to anticipate and respond to the needs of a diverse community and improve the quality of individual and community life for everyone. We value continuous learning for all, exploring new ideas and creativity, and outstanding customer service. Libraries are places where lives are shaped and enriched. Our staff is passionately committed to accomplishing our mission.

We encourage you to visit our libraries, sign-up for a library card, check out our books, enjoy our enriching programs, and follow us on social media. Consider joining one of our Friends of the Library groups or volunteering with us. We invite you to see what we at Solano County Library can do for you and your family. We welcome your feedback and ideas about our services.

Your support makes Solano County a great place to live, learn, work and play. Reading changes lives and libraries build community.

Bonnie A. Katz
Director of Library Services

Solano County Library History

The Solano County Library was established by the Board of Supervisors in 1914. The County Library resided in a number of locations until it moved to its first permanent home in Fairfield at the corner of Union and Texas streets in 1931 – now a historical gem located adjacent to the new County Administration Center. Over the years, the seven cities in the County joined, left, merged or affiliated with the Library.

Today, the County Library serves six of the seven cities in the County – Dixon,  Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun City, Vacaville and Vallejo. Benicia has its own library but is partners with the County Library in providing an online catalog and databases to all County residents. The Solano County Library is thriving. From five libraries in 1990, it has grown to nine. Most of the libraries have been modernized with a focus on quick, convenient customer service, good collections of books, movies, music and more: nice furnishings, up-to-date technology and a place for people to come, browse, relax, read and discuss the topics of the day.

Last year, there were 1.5 million visits to the Library.

Mission, Vision, Workplace Values


We are the people, places, and services that spark curiosity, inspire creativity, and champion learning.


We unify the County, providing our unique and diverse communities with quality library resources and services. We inspire all residents to achieve success, live in healthy, vibrant communities, and engage in creative, collaborative, and cultural activities.

Workplace Values

Relationships: We are inclusive and responsive
Experiences: We are customer-focused and results oriented
Change: We are flexible and embrace new challenges
Quality: We are excellent and innovative


Solano County Library is a progressive and innovative library with secure funding and widespread support from the community.

Grow With Us

Meeting Rooms

Solano County Library offers its meeting rooms for rental as part of its mission to provide a “commons” for the community—a safe and inviting place for people to meet, interact, discuss, and work with others

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Solano County Library Foundation

Learn more about the programs the foundation supports and how to become a member.

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Library Boards and Commissions

Learn more about the library governing boards and library commissions of Solano County.

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