Locations & Hours

The Nevada County Library system consists of six library branches. Five of the branches have circulating collections and one houses the non-circulating historical reference collection. The Madelyn Helling Library is the main branch library, including administrative services.

*Open+ hours available for library card holders upon approval Monday mornings 7 am - 9 am, Saturdays and Sundays 8 am - 8 pm.
  MON  TUE 
WED 
THUR  FRI  SAT SUN
Madelyn Helling 10 am - 7 pm 10 am - 6 pm 10 am - 6 pm 10 am - 7 pm 10 am - 6 pm 9 am - 4 pm CLOSED
Grass Valley 10 am - 6 pm 10 am - 7 pm 10 am - 7 pm 10 am - 6 pm 10 am - 6 pm 9 am - 4 pm CLOSED
Truckee 10 am - 6 pm 10 am - 6 pm 10 am - 7 pm 10 am - 6 pm 10 am - 6 pm 10 am-3 pm CLOSED
Penn Valley
*11 am - 4 pm
11 am - 4 pm 11 am - 4 pm 11 am - 4 pm 11 am - 4 pm *Open+ *Open+ 
Bear River CLOSED  4 - 7 pm 4 - 7 pm CLOSED CLOSED 9 am-4 pm CLOSED
Doris Foley CLOSED CLOSED 10 am - 4 pm 10 am - 4 pm 10 am - 4 pm 10 am-4 pm CLOSED
Bear River Library Station

Bear River Library

The Bear River Library is located on the Bear River High School Campus.

Doris Foley Library

Doris Foley Library for Historical Research

The Doris Foley Library for Historical Research is a non-circulating branch of the Nevada County Library system. 
Exterior image of the Grass Valley Library building

Grass Valley Library - Royce Branch

The Grass Valley Library - Royce Branch is an historic Carnegie library listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It is located in the heart of downtown Grass Valley.

Madelyn Helling Library

Madelyn Helling Library

The Madelyn Helling Library is the main branch of the Nevada County Library system, located near the Eric Rood Government Center in Nevada City.
Penn Valley Library

Penn Valley Library

The Penn Valley Library is the newest branch of the Nevada County Library system and is located on Pleasant Valley Road across from the main entrance to Lake Wildwood.
Truckee Library

Truckee Library

The Truckee Library, located in Eastern Nevada County, is located near the Joseph Government Center and Tahoe Forest Hospital.

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San Juan Ridge Community Library

Discover the non-profit community library at North San Juan Ridge

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Nevada County Law Library

The Nevada County Law Library is the primary depository of legal reference materials for the County of Nevada.  It provides open access of these resources to all members of the community.  The Law Library is not affiliated with the Nevada County Libraries.  Their phone number is 530-362-5329.

Holiday Hours & Closures

All Nevada County Libraries are closed for County observed holidays. See a list of dates for the current year.