Founded in 1964, the Black Gold Cooperative Library System was formed for the purpose of increasing the quality and quantity of library services through shared resources. One of nine cooperative library systems in California, Black Gold serves member public libraries in three counties on the Central Coast.

The Cooperative provides administrative services, delivery of materials to member libraries, a networked automation system including an online catalog with shared cataloging, telecommunications, public Internet, and access to downloadable services. In addition, the delivery service makes trips to main libraries and the Black Gold headquarters several days a week, transporting items borrowed by patrons of member libraries.

Our member libraries can be found under the "Find My Library" menu located above.

Our Mission:
Black Gold Cooperative Library System provides cost effective resource sharing and support, thus enabling member libraries to deliver optimal services to their respective communities.