John F. Kennedy Library

Welcome to the John F. Kennedy Library.  

Meeting Room

The Joseph Room is equipped with a baby grand piano, data drop, and tables and chairs for meeting use. Reservations are taken six months in advance but no more than six times a year. It is available only during the hours the library is open. More... 

Study Room

3 group study rooms available on a first come first served basis. If available, group may use a room for at least 2 hours. 

Computer Center

Computers with Microsoft Office suite and internet access. 1 print release station. May be reserved by the library, schools, and non-profit organizations. To reserve a computer, visit http://libonline.snap.lib.ca.us/.

Technology

  • 34 Computers with Microsoft Office suite and Internet access
  • 4 Computers with only library catalog and database access
  • 2 black & white printer/copiers (10 cents per page)
  • 1 color printer/copier (50 cents per page)
  • Wireless Network

Equipment

  • 2 microform reader-printers (10 cents per page)

Accessibility

Every public computer contains an Accessibility Wizard allowing customization for dexterity, hearing, and visual needs.  The Branch also has an adaptive keyboard and optical trackball available.  Please ask a staff member for more information or assistance.

Friends of the Library

Small area in library where books, videos, CDs, and DVDs are for sale continuously.

Special Collections

McCune Collection of books on California, fine printing, and the art of the book. Also includes printing presses. The McCune Room is open to the public every 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 2-4pm.   For more information, visit their website at http://www.mccunecollection.org/.

Mare Island repository of documents related to clean-up and development of Mare Island after closure of naval base.

Branch History

The John F. Kennedy Library opened its doors to the public on September 10, 1970. Solano County Library operates the library on the second floor of a building owned by the City of Vallejo, across the plaza from City Hall. It was remodeled in 2005 and in 2013 all operations were moved to one floor in order to improve customer service, expand efficiency and increase security. The library includes collections for adults, teens and children as well as a computer center, story hour room, study rooms and a Friends of the Library bookstore. The library’s meeting space, called the Joseph Room, is located across the lobby. The McCune Collection, given to the City of Vallejo by Donovan McCune, is located on the first floor of the building and includes rare books on California, fine printing, and the art of the book. The Vallejo police evidence room, the Sister City Room and the Fighting Back Partnership, a community support organization, also share the building.

Branch Head

Juli Huston, Supervising Librarian