People of all ages and interests use, enjoy and rely on the public library. In every branch, there are public internet workstations, reference materials, videos, music CDs, and audio books. From your home computer, you can access the card catalog, reserve books, or download E-books, and much more. The materials are accessible and there are reference librarians to answer your questions. The public library is the gateway to explore the world, spark the imagination, launch young minds or simply answer a question. The county’s ten branch libraries and bookmobile represent an enormous asset to our community.

You can help ensure our library will continue to inspire and meet the needs of the future by supporting the Humboldt Library Foundation.

Explore our website – there’s information on upcoming events, our newsletter, and how you can contribute to make our library and our community a better place to live.

Our Mission

To raise funds to enhance the programs, services, and continuing development of Humboldt County's public libraries. With your support we can help
  • Improve the quality of library services
  • Expand the use of technology
  • Sponsor cultural and educational offerings
  • Accept the Challenge!

    Michele McKeegan and Ed Olsgard will donate $250 for every supporter who makes a Planned Gift and joins the HLF Legacy Circle. More info

    A Tribute to Marge Custis

    Marge was never afraid to ask for your support. A co-founder of the Humboldt Library Foundation, Marge helped raise thousands of dollars to benefit the public library. Marge was a member of the original committee that raised the funds to build the Main Branch library in Eureka. For over twenty years she was a key player in every fundraising effort at HLF. We will miss her friendship, her tough and unfailing spirit, and keeping us on track.

    Upcoming Events

    2017 Holiday Gala at the historic Carson Mansion
    Monday, December 4, 2017
    email: hlf@humboldt1.com or call 707-269-1991 MORE INFO & REGISTER