Libraries & Museums

The County Public Library serves 51 of 88 cities and unincorporated areas through 84 community-based library outlets, including four bookmobiles. The County also oversees two world-class museums, the Museum of Art and the Natural History Museum. The Art Museum is the premier encyclopedia museum in the Western United States, with more than 100,000 works of art, and serves 1 million visitors a year. The Natural History Museum, the largest natural and historical museum in the Western United States, safeguards more than 35 million specimens and artifacts covering 4.5 billion years.