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:

The book club meeting will be online via Google Meet Thursday November 19, from 2:00-4:00. The book this month is “Caleb’s Crossing” by Geraldine Brooks.

Branch Assistants: Kristine Loving, Nalatie Alpers

Board President: Andrea Gregory-Schoen

Storytime: Tuesdays @ 10:30 am


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.