In the fall of 2016, Sutter County Library, with the help and guidance of The Aspen Institute, embarked on a re-envisioning of Library Services. Public surveys, dialogues and a leadership roundtable laid the groundwork for an expansion of library services for the community.
By the summer of 2018, the City of Yuba City and Sutter County had agreed to tentatively move forward on a plan to expand services at the library. County Development Services accepted proposals from several design firms and HGA Architects and Engineers of Sacramento was chosen to lead a brainstorming session with city and county representatives, which included library staff.
June of 2019, the City of Yuba City presented Sutter County Library with $1,163,000 in city library impact fees. These funds are required to be used on expansion of library services. The county also agreed to contribute library impact fees to this project. After several planning meetings, HGA presented preliminary plans for the library.
On October 27, 2020, Sutter County Board of Supervisors adopted the plans and specifications for the expansion project.
This project will require that the Main Library in Yuba City be closed during construction. We are currently planning to provide limited service starting December 14 at Sutter County Museum, 1333 Butte House Rd, Yuba City, Tuesday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday 12:00 to 4:00 pm. This alternate site will provide curbside service.
Sutter Branch Library (Sutter) and Barber Branch Library (Live Oak) Will have curbside hours Monday - Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Now the exciting part- The library will expand the square feet dedicated to the public with an Innovation Center, a new Meeting Room and two Study Rooms. Furnishings, carpet and some technology will also be updated.
Unfortunately, book donations will not be accepted until further notice. Cash and check donations would be gladly accepted at any branch or by mail:
Sutter County Library
750 Forbes Ave.
Yuba City, CA 95991
Library Sutter Branch
2147 California Street
Sutter, CA 95982
Library Barber Branch
10321 Live Oak Blvd.
Live Oak, CA 95953
For now, we’re looking forward to Spring/Summer 2021!