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Grant R. Brimhall Library

Thousand Oaks is proud to have a City-owned library system which is funded by an assessment from homeowners. The Thousand Oaks Library is comprised of one main facility, The Grant R. Brimhall Library, located at 1401 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks, and one branch library, the Newbury Park Branch, located at 2331 Borchard Road in Newbury Park. The Library collection includes over 350,000 items and friendly staff to provide assistance.

The Thousand Oaks Library was opened in 1982. The 62,000 square foot building was expanded an additional 22,000 square feet to accommodate an improved Children's Services area, quiet study rooms, and additional seating and shelving capacity in 2006. A new 3,600 gallon salt-water aquarium donated by the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library enhances the walkway between the adult and children's services areas. The aquarium is 18 feet wide and 5 feet tall and is home to a variety of different species of fish from all over the world. The reef is man-made and painted to represent coral from various oceans.


Newbury Park Branch Library

Opened in 1991, the Newbury Park facility houses both the Newbury Park Branch Library and the Library System's Technical Services Department. The building also houses the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, where local artists can showcase their work.

For more information call the Grant R. Brimhall Library at (805) 449-2660 or email Library@toaks.org or call the Newbury Park Branch at (805) 498-2139.


    Library Policies

    Library Policies
    Mission Statement The Mission Statement of the Thousand Oaks Library guides the development of services, selection of materials and the allocation of resources.
    Circulation Policies Provides a detailed explanation of library loan periods, overdue and lost/damaged fines and fees, requirements for library card applications, and other related rules and procedures.
    Interlibrary Loan Policy Provides information on how to initiate an Interlibrary Loan Request.
    Internet Use Policy States the rules and regulations that apply to patron use of the library Internet workstations.
    USA PATRIOT Act Describes the Library's policy on the confidentiality of patron records as it relates to the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001.
    Bill of Rights Adopted by the Thousand Oaks City Council, this document confirms the library's obligation to provide information supporting all sides of an issue.
    Freedom to Read Adopted by the Thousand Oaks City Council this document affirms the view that equal access to information is available to all patrons.
    Freedom to View Adopted by the Thousand Oaks City Council, this document affirms the rights of individual patrons to view materials that represent a diversity of views and opinions.
    Confidentiality of Patron Information Describes the Library's policy on the confidentiality of patron records as it relates to the California state law.
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    Grant R. Brimhall Library 1401 E. Janss Road • Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 • (805) 449-2660
    Newbury Park Branch Library 2331 Borchard Road • Newbury Park, CA 91320 • (805) 498-2139

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