Ventura County Library System

Ventura County Library System

The Ventura County Library system contains books, magazines, CDs, eBooks, audio books and more. A list of locations in the system is below. Visit the library website at www.vencolibrary.org for an online catalog and much more information.

The VC Library system also has a collection of over 145,000 downloadable eBooks that are available for use on your computer, iPhone, iPad, Kindle, Android and other devices and thousands of eAudiobooks. There are also thousands of movies, documentaries and TV shows and plenty of digital magazines and co

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Grant R. Brimhall Library in Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park Branch

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There are two great local Conejo Valley libraries for kids and adults alike. The Grant R. Brimhall Library is at 1401 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks (805.449.2660) and the local Newbury Park Branch is at 2331 Borchard Road (805.498.2139). The main library has a huge children's section with a great 3,600 gallon aquarium in the hallway leading into the main library. Visit the library website at www.toaks.org/library to learn more.

As of April 2018, library hours are as follows (subject to change):

Grand R. Brimhall Library:

  • Mon-Thurs: 11am to 8pm
  • Fri: 10am to 6pm
  • Sat: 10am to 5pm
  • Sun: Noon to 5pm

Newbury Park Branch Library:

  • Mon-Wed: Noon to 8pm
  • Thurs-Fri: 10am to 6pm
  • Sat: 10am to 5pm
  • Sun: Closed

Both libraries are closed on major holidays

If you're looking for a place to cool off and relax during the summer months, you can't beat the Thousand Oaks Library. Nice and cool in there and plenty of spaces to grab a book and vedge out. Take advantage of it!

Other items of note:

  • The Thousand Oaks Library is not part of the Ventura County Library System (it was part of the system prior to November 1982) and thus your library card can only be used for books at these two libraries.
  • The Grant Brimhall Library is 84,000 sq ft and the Newbury Park Branch is 17,000 sq ft.
 The 3,600 gallon saltwater aquarium.

The 3,600 gallon saltwater aquarium.

Westlake Village Library

The Westlake Village Library is located at 31220 Oak Crest Drive and is open Tuesday through Sunday. Hours are Tues-Wed 10am to 8pm, Thurs-Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat 10am to 5pm and Sun 1-5pm. The library is part of the County of Los Angeles Public Library system.

The 11,500 sq ft library is located within the Westlake Village City Hall complex and features a uniquely designed children's area, study rooms; copy room; study carrels; lounge chairs; a circulation desk with four check-out terminals; seven public access Internet computers; eight online library catalogs and more. WiFi too; you need a library card and password.

Online services include eBooks, Audiobooks, music, movies and TV, magazines, comics, eLearning programs, homework tutoring and more.

For more information visit www.colapublib.org/libs/westlake/ or call 818.865.9320.

 Sshhh...don't tell anyone what a nice library this is!

Sshhh...don't tell anyone what a nice library this is!

Camarillo Public Library

The Camarillo Public Library is located at 4101 Las Posas Road. This is a beautiful, nearly 66,000 sq ft state-of-the-art facility that opened in March 2007.

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The library is a two-story building with a bookstore, the Giant Steps Cafe in the front courtyard (805.484.0700) adult literacy facility, community room (capacity of 130 to 200), conference room, technology lab and study rooms.

The library's collection has grown to over 270,000 items, including books, DVDs, music CDs, and Audio Books on CD and MP3. In addition to materials at the library, your library card gives you access to the Camarillo Digital Library with hundreds of eBooks and Audio Books available on the library's website. The eBooks can be read in numerous formats, including computers, iPhones, iPads, Android devices, etc. The library contains the Russell Fischer Business Collection and the Ventura County Genealogical Society collection

The kids section is quite large with a cool pirate-themed kids area. The library is open 7 days a week, currently (as of November 2015) 10am to 9pm Monday through Thursday and 10am to 5pm Friday through Sunday.

To learn more, visit www.camarillolibrary.org or call 805.388.5222.

Oxnard Public Library Locations

In 1907, the Oxnard Public Library opened its doors on what is now the corner of C and Fourth Streets in a building funded by the Andrew Carnegie Foundation.  In 1909, the library opened deposit stations, which later became branches, in the areas of Port Hueneme, Moorpark, Saticoy, Camarillo, Somis, and Santa Susana. The Ventura County Board of Supervisors dissolved this arrangement in 1915 with the establishment of the Ventura County Library System which provided service to the aforementioned cities. The City of Oxnard leaders at that time decided to maintain the Oxnard Public Library as a city library, separate from the County Library System.  

The City of Oxnard maintains the following locations:

Main Library: 251 South 'A' Street
Monday-Thursday: 9am-8pm
Saturday: 9am-5:30pm
Sunday: 1pm-5pm
 
South Oxnard Branch: 4300 Saviers Road
Monday-Thursday: 9am-8pm
Saturday: 9am-5:30pm
 
Colonia Branch: 1500 Camino del Sol #26
Monday-Thursday: 12pm-6pm

Visit www.oxnardlibrary.net for more information.

Moorpark City Library

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The Moorpark City Library is an independently run city library located at 699 Moorpark Avenue. It is open 7 days per week (closed major holidays). Visit www.moorparklibrary.org or call 805.517.6370 for more information.

Anyone in the State of California can obtain a library card for no charge. The Moorpark City Library is not part of the Ventura County Library System, so you will need a separate library card to check out books at other local libraries.

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Agoura Hills Library

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The Agoura Hills Library first opened on October 27, 2001 in its 17,772 square foot facility at 29901 Ladyface Court. The library is part of the Agoura City Hall Civic Center. It holds a collection of over 122,000 books and is open Monday through Saturday. The library is part of the County of Los Angeles Public Library System (and thus your library card is can be used at dozens of L.A. County libraries).

The library is located off the Kanan Road exit or Reyes Adobe Road exit from U.S. 101 Freeway on Agoura Road and Ladyface Court. The facility has a copy center, computer center, 2 conference rooms, and a Friends of the Library bookstore & browsing area.

Visit www.colapublib.org/libs/agourahills or call 818.889.2278 for more information.

Simi Valley Public Library

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The Simi Valley Public Library is located at 2969 Tapo Canyon Road. Previously part of the Ventura County Library System, the library became a municipal public library on July 1, 2013. The library is open 7 days a week, 10am to 8pm Monday through Thursday, 1pm to 5pm on Friday and Sunday and 10am to 5pm on Saturday.

In addition to books and publications, the library has a meeting room, hosts special free events and programs for the community and allows for eBook downloads on its website.

To learn more, visit www.simivalleylibrary.org or call 805.526.1735.