Madelyn Helling Library

Grab and Go LibraryServices (1)

Call (530) 265-7050 between 10-5:00 pm M-F to schedule front door pickup. Pickup service is available M-F 10-4:00 pm.

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Phones 10-5
Pickup 10-4
Phones 10-5
Pickup 10-4
Phones 10-5
Pickup 10-4
Phones 10-5
Pickup 10-4
Phones 10-5
Pickup 10-4
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  1. Tue Dec. 15 - Sun Jan. 31

    Adult Winter Reading Challenge Adults of Nevada County!—We're challenging you to ...
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  2. Mon Dec. 21 - Sun Jan. 31

    Youth Winter Reading Challenge Kids and teens—read for 10 minutes a day, one hour...
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  3. Sat Jan. 23

    Saturday Family Crafts Brittany will demonstrate how to create a Saturday...
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  1. Sun Jan. 24

    Mindfulness Meditation Start the week off right with this mindfulness med...
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  2. Mon Jan. 25

    Baby Storytime on Facebook Join Miss Amy for songs, books, and early literacy...
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Library Features and Location


The Madelyn Helling Library is the main branch of the Nevada County Community Library system, located near the Eric Rood Government Center in Nevada City. Open six days a week, this bustling branch always has something interesting going on.

Collaborative Technology Center (CTC)

 The Madelyn Helling Library CTC offers free technology classes and the use of digital resources.  Check our calendar to sign up for classes or call for assistance at 530-265-7050.


Gene Albaugh Community Room


The Madelyn Helling library is the also the home of the library's Gene Albaugh Community Room, available for rental at $10 per hour with a 2 hour minimum and 10 hour per month maximum.

Gold Rush and Prospector Study Rooms


Two study rooms are available for reservation for 1 or 2 hour increments.  You may make a study room reservation up to fourteen days in advance. Capacity not to exceed 6 people and rooms are not to be used for business purposes, including paid tutoring.

Marian E. Gallaher, M.D. Amphitheater


The Madelyn Helling library offers an outdoor Amphitheater, available daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Review rental agreement and Amphitheater calendar for availability.