About Sonoma County

Located an hour north of San Francisco in the southern portion of the Redwood Empire, Sonoma County enjoys excellent climate. County residents live in an area of small businesses, farms, small and medium size cities and towns, and light industry including high technology. The region is noted for a variety of tourist and recreational attractions, including 67 miles of Pacific Coast beaches, the Russian River resort area, the beautiful Valley of the Moon and world-renowned wineries.

About Sonoma County Library

The Sonoma County Library is a countywide library system, encompassing all nine cities and the unincorporated areas. A Joint Powers Agreement created in 1975, and revised in 2014, established the library as a separate public agency. Today, the library serves half a million county residents, at 12 regional libraries, two community libraries, three special collections, and a growing array of digital resources.

A countywide library system is a good investment for the people of Sonoma County – it provides the community access to the rich resources of every library in the county and beyond through inter-library lending programs. The cities and the county provide the buildings that house libraries in each community, and the library provides comprehensive services and outreach.

The Sonoma County Library Commission is an 11-member body responsible for governing the library. Commissioners are appointed by the city councils in Sonoma County and the county Board of Supervisors.

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