An opportunity for a new community library at the El Cerrito Plaza Station Transit-Oriented Development is being explored as part of the project. Over the next two years, City staff will engage with the community and other stakeholders to discuss integrating a new library at this site. Please subscribe to the Community Development Department e-News at for updates on this effort.


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El Cerrito Plaza Transit-Oriented Development: City Council Study Session - Library
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: City Council Chambers or Virtual -  meeting link/materials here

El Cerrito Library @ El Cerrito Plaza Transit-Oriented Development
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2022

Time: 7PM 
Location: Virtual 
Meeting Materials: Recorded Workshop here
Presentation here
Workshop Flyer here

El Cerrito Library

The El Cerrito Library is located at 6510 Stockton Avenue (next to Fairmont Elementary School). Phone: 510-526-7512. The library is part of the Contra Costa County Library.

Visit the El Cerrito Library website for information such as hours, events and collection details.


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Contra Costa County Library Commission

The County Library Commission was created to serve in an advisory capacity to the County Board of Supervisors and the County Librarian. The Library Commission is comprised of 29 members, including one representative from the City of El Cerrito. For more information about the Library Commission including what the Commission does, how to get involved and meeting information, visit the Commission webpage.

Friends of the El Cerrito Library

The Friends of the El Cerrito Library is a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting library services in El Cerrito. Visit the Friends of the El Cerrito Library website.

El Cerrito Library Foundation

The El Cerrito Library Foundation is a community-based, non-profit organization developing support for creating and maintaining a modern public library in El Cerrito that will meet the learning, cultural, and recreational needs for persons of all ages. We believe that a great community library cannot be created with public funding alone.