Gillis Branch Library

629 West Dakota Avenue
Fresno, CA 93705
(559) 225-0140

Opened in 1940 on Olive Avenue, in rented space; moved to the corner of Dakota and Fruit avenues in 1975
World-famous author and Fresno native William Saroyan was a frequent customer
Named in honor of James Gillis (1857-1917), founder of the California county library system
6263 sq. ft.

Supervisor: Mark Berner

Gillis Branch Library


Monday 10am - 8pm
Tuesday 10am - 8pm
Wednesday 10am - 8pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday Closed

Events at Gillis Branch

Job and Career Center

  • Extended use (2 hours) laptops for in-Library job searches/applications
  • Library card with fines below $10 required
  • Laptops available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Individual assistance by appointment - call the Jobs Librarian at 559-225-0140

  • Wireless Internet supported by the Friends of the Gillis Library.



  • Express Checkout
  • Internet Stations for Public Use: 7
  • 2-Hour Laptop Checkout: 6
  • Free WiFi
  • Printer: Black & White - 10¢
  • Photocopier: Black & White - 10¢
  • Parking: Parking lot.
Friends of the Fresno County Public Library

Bus information: Branch is served by Route 45. See a system map. See a complete list of routes.