PO Box 702 • 480 Park Lane, Murphys  CA 95247 • Phone: 209-728-3036


Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Wednesday: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Thursday: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Friday: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

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Book Club Meetings:

October 15, 8-10 am in the Murphys Community Park; and online from 4:30-5:30.  

The book this month is “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett.

Branch Assistants: Kristine Loving, Nalatie Alpers

Board President: Andrea Gregory-Schoen

Storytime: Currently Suspended

In 1985, cuts in the county budget were to result in four Calaveras library branches being closed, including Murphys. Librarian Jean Kirkpatrick was steadfast in her belief that Murphys MUST have a library. Her passion, combined with the efforts of community leaders resulted in Murphys Volunteer Library, Inc: the first all-volunteer library in California.


In 1998, Calaveras County hired a branch assistant for Murphys, and has since supported the library within its system. Murphys Volunteer Library is beautifully situated overlooking the Community Park, providing resources for many patrons.