Milpitas Community Library


The Milpitas Community Library
Where, When Open, Events, and Phone Number

160 N. Main St.

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Phone Renewal:
(800) 471-0991

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Library Hours

Monday – Thursday
10:00a – 9:00p
Friday – Saturday
10:00a – 7:00p
Holidays and Closures

The daily fine for items returned late will be $0.25. There are no daily fines for children’s materials. Senior Exemption: Persons age 65 or older may request exemptions from fines. Cost of item plus non-refundable processing fee will be assessed for lost items.

The maximum fines before checkout is restricted and raised to $20.00
Items returned on time are free.

About The Milpitas Public Library

Programs and Events
Check here for events being held at the Milpitas community Library.

Checking Out

Library Card & PIN
Library card applications are available at all County libraries and the Bookmobile. Cards are free to anyone with a valid form of identification showing name and current mailing address.


  • Find what you want with a better search.
  • Track your borrowing.
  • Rate and review titles you borrow, and share your opinions on them.
  • Get personalized recommendations.

Fines, Fees, and Loan Periods
Fines: Items should always be returned promptly. All adult materials are subject to fines. If children’s items are overdue more than six weeks, a processing fee is charged for each item. Borrowing and renewing privileges are restricted if balance owed is $10 or more. Accounts may be referred to the rebilling service when balance is $50 or more. Individuals sent to Rebilling Agency may not check out until a zero balance is reached. All payments must be cash or check.


Directions to the Library
Near the Calaveras Blvd. overpass, northwest side.

If heading WEST, take the Main St. offramp on the east side of the railroad overpass. Head STRAIGHT through the light, when green, into the Library parking garage.

If heading EAST, take the Carlo Street exit just before the overpass, turn LEFT on N. Main St. At the next light, turn RIGHT into the Library’s parking garage. (You could also continue on Carlo St. and just before it ends, take a left and head straight into the other entrance to the parking garage. You will most likely also use this way to get out of the library.) Map.

The Community Library is easy to reach by car or by the #66 VTA bus or the #217 AC Transit bus.

Movies – YouTube

Tour the Milpitas Library with Fast Addy
Fast Addy, resident monkey docent, gives an inside look to the Milpitas Library.

Milpitas Goes Gangnam

Milpitas Library Olympics 2014
Part of our 2014 Staff Development Day film fest, Milpitas Library performing library Olympics.

Milpitas Library – Sharing Library Stories


Get a Library Card
You may get a card in person at the library or apply online and later provide documents when you visit. You must provide your date of birth and present a valid form of identification showing your picture, name, and proof of your current address to complete your registration.

Placing Holds
Depending on your personal account preference, you will receive a message by phone, email, or mail when the requested item is available for pick up at your local community library.


Book Group
Meets the fourth Wednesday of the month from 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. Not held in the summer. For additional information please contact Terye Riley at 408-262-1171. Check out the Milpitas Library Book Club Book Shelf.

Vision Literacy
Formerly the Santa Clara County Library Reading Program, we are dedicated to improving the community in which we live by helping adults improve their literacy skills. 408-262-1349

The Reading Program
A service of the Library that teaches adults basic reading, writing, math and computer skills for free.


Friends of the Library
Book Sale Dates for 2018! The Friends of the Library have been getting so many book donations that we will continue to have three book sales in 2018! The dates for these book sales will be: January 26th 27th and 28th, 2018 June 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2018 September 28th, 29th, and 30th, 2018

Library Advisory Commission
This Commission helps determine library activities and levels of service. Meets 7:00 pm at the Milpitas Public Library on the 3rd Monday of odd numbered months.

County Library Resources

Recommended Books by Reading Level and Topics for Kids
Need to find easy books to read on a topic of interest or for school?

Santa Clara County Library Teen Blog
Librarian-recommended sites for homework, transportation, reading and just plain fun.

Silicon Valley Reads
Read and discuss the themes of Silicon Valley Reads together with your family.

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