To view the whole PowerPoint presentation, "The Mission, Services, and Projects of the Inyo County Free Library" by Nancy Masters, Library Director, partially presented to the Inyo Board of Supervisors click here.  

For a recording of the Board meeting of 7/9/2024 including Nancy’s complete presentation to the Board click here (For Nancy's presentation forward to 2:32:40.)


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The Inyo County Free Library was formed in 1913, serves a population of about 18,000, and has six branches. The Library has a rich collection of local history materials at the Central Library in Independence, the county seat.

The library collection contains over 130,000 items, books, audio, and video, which can be discovered through our catalog.  This collection is also supplemented through our e-services with collections of e-books, downloadable audiobooks, e-magazines, and streaming video.  Public internet computers are available at all of the library branches.


Library Catalog quick link


For more information and help with the catalog go to our

Catalog Page


Get an e-card!

(if you have a library card you already have an e-card too!  See what e-services are available!)





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Students access live, on-demand academic help and state-aligned skills building lessons from expert tutors. With HelpNow, tutors and students communicate in real time in our online classroom by typing, drawing, and marking-up lessons and web content. Plus, students can use our secure file sharing feature in the writing lab to submit writing assignments to our writing tutors any time of the day.

The Brainfuse full-service test center offers practice tests for all levels in math, reading, and writing as well as college preparatory tests - including the SAT.

For adult learners, whether you are going back to school, switching jobs, or just want to brush up on an academic skill, our Adult Learning Center™ is here to help.

HelpNow User Guide

HelpNow User Guide Spanish





ICOE Adult Education

Job Spot 
Education & 
Job Resource Center

Opening doors for adult learners to achieve their dreams and goals!

The ICOE Adult Education Program staff strives to provide outstanding educational courses and options that prepare our students to take control of their future. Whether you’re pursuing a high school diploma or GED, need help mastering English, want to improve your job skills or transition to community college, our Adult Education program will help you accomplish your dreams and goals.

GED & High School Diploma Programs -- English as a Second/ Other Language -- Citizenship Program -- Computer Literacy -- Pre-GED & Adult Basic Skills Programs

All programs are FREE to Inyo County residents over 18 years of age.

Fall 2022 semester starts August 18! To enroll, you must schedule a registration meeting during the week of August 11 through 18. Please call or stop in to schedule your registration meeting for Fall!

¡El semestre de otoño de 2022 comienza el 18 de agosto! Para inscribirse, debe programar una reunión de inscripción durante la semana del 11 al 18 de agosto. ¡Llame o visítenos para programar su reunión de inscripción para el otoño!

For location and hours of operation see the web page. (The center will be closed from July 18 - August 10.  Estaremos cerrados del 18 de julio al 10 de agosto.)


Vaccine info


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Inyo County Free Library--Central Library

Street Address

County Courthouse
168 North Edwards
Independence, CA93526
United States

Mailing Address

PO Drawer K
Independence, CA93526
United States

Inyo County Free Library--Central Library

Street Address

County Courthouse
168 North Edwards
Independence, CA93526
United States

Mailing Address

PO Drawer K
Independence, CA93526
United States

Library Hours

Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm,
Saturday 10am-2pm

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12-5pm,
Wednesday 2-7pm
Saturday 10am-1pm

Tuesday-Friday 12-5pm

Tuesday-Friday 12-6pm,
Saturday 9am-12pm

Wednesday 2-8pm
Thursday 8am-2pm

Tuesday 9am-4pm
Wednesday 9am-3pm,
Thursday 10am-4pm

Public computers available.  Contact your local branch for more information.