The Lincoln Public Library is run by the City of Lincoln. We help the residents of Lincoln and the surrounding area to learn, discover, and grow. 

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The Lincoln Public Library at Twelve Bridges is a joint venture between the City of Lincoln, Western Placer Unified School District, and Sierra College. We are proud to be a joint-use library with Twelve Bridges High School. 

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Library History

The first library in Lincoln, CA was built in 1909 and was funded by a Carnegie grant, Gladding, McBean & Co., and the people of Lincoln. This Carnegie library continued to serve the community for over a hundred years, before closing 2011.

The Lincoln Public Library at Twelve Bridges was opened in 2007 to support the tremendous growth that Lincoln had experienced in the early 2000s, especially after Lincoln was awarded "All-American City 2006". Originally dreamed as a joint-use library, this location was funded by the State of California, Western Placer Unified School District, Sierra College, and the City of Lincoln. In 2021, the co-located Twelve Bridges High School opened, making the joint-use dream a reality.