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Director's Welcome

Welcome to Solano County Library. We are pleased to provide this online presence for your convenience and enrichment. The Library’s 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 website and digital services.

We are continuously curating an exhaustive collection of physical materials and digital services that inspire, instruct, and provide lifelong learning and knowledge. Whether it’s finding a job, learning a skill, learning to read, or discovering a poem, our library users are free to explore a world of opportunity.

Solano County Library is passionate about providing equal access to every member of our community. To that end, we have created an environment that is welcoming as we celebrate inclusion and diversity. We believe every person has a right to easily access—and use—all that we offer.

We are deeply, personally committed to providing our community with the utmost in service and support —we strive to make a difference. I encourage you to visit our libraries, sign-up for a library card, check out materials, enjoy our programs, and follow us on social media. There is something for everyone at Solano County Library.

Suzanne Olawski
Director of Library Services

Library Director
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

Mission

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

Vision

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 and 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

Jobs

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

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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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