In-person services currently available at the Ventura County Libraries:
- Walk Up Holds Pick Up (no appointment needed)
- Indoor browsing and checkout of materials (appointment recommended)
- Computer Labs (appointment recommended)
Due to mandatory limitations on the number of people allowed to use services at a time, we strongly recommend contacting your local library to make an appointment to use the browsing and computer services. Walk ups will be accommodated as space allows.
STEAM & Makerspaces
What is STEAM?
STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Many of our Ventura County Library classes and events explore STEAM subjects.
Find STEAM events near you: STEAM Calendar
Please see our STEAM Resources for Kids and Teens page
Makerspaces are learning environments where communities of new and experienced tinkerers can explore skills, discover innovations and connect with others using emerging technologies and traditional tools.
Makerspaces are a trend for public libraries and have been around as long as people have been sharing ideas and making things together. The goal is to broaden the library’s scope of service so that our impact is both meaningful and relevant for our customers.