Guerneville Regional Library
The Guerneville Library Advisory Board advises the Sonoma County Library Commission on issues affecting Guerneville Regional Library. If you are interested in serving on a library advisory board, please contact your branch manager.
The River Friends of the Library are an all-volunteer group that helps support Guerneville Regional Library.
Pick up your library holds from our convenient 24-hour BiblioBox lockers located at the Guerneville, Sonoma Valley, Healdsburg, and Rincon Valley Regional Libraries.
The library offers free printing during branch visits and a free ePrinting service. If you have documents that need to be printed in black and white and/or color the library will print them for you and have your printed materials waiting for pickup as part of our ePrinting service. The library offers up to $5 of free printing per day.
About Guerneville Regional Library
The Guerneville Regional Library’s long history began in 1924, with the establishment of a Guerneville Community Library on Main Street. In 1945, the library was re-established as the Jan Herr Memorial Library, a library station for the Sonoma County Library. In 1946, the Guerneville Library changed status, from station to branch, and the location was moved to First Street. In 1961, the library moved to the Veterans Memorial Building.
In 1976, the Guerneville Branch Library was designated as a Regional Branch Library and the lending library became a part of the Sonoma County Library system. Volunteers and community members began years of work and fundraising toward the goal of creating a new library building for Guerneville. The goal turned into reality when the county allocated funds in August 1975, and a site on Armstrong Woods Road was selected in February 1978. Architect John Miller incorporated visible support beams, green paint, and large, high windows to fit in with the area’s architecture. The Guerneville Library Advisory Board announced an open competition for a stained-glass window for the new building, to be chosen by a jury. Construction of the building began in May 1980. In September 1981, the new Guerneville Regional Library was dedicated and opened.
The library was a welcome addition to the Lower Russian River community, offering books, programs, and library services to the people who lived in the area. The library initially housed 16,000 books. The Guerneville Regional Library serves the largest geographical area of all Sonoma County Library branches: the point of services span from Forestville and Guerneville to the coast, all the way to Fort Ross.