The San Rafael Public Library is proud to offer two community libraries: the Downtown Library at 5th and E Streets and the Pickleweed Library on Canal Street. We offer full physical and digital collections with books, movies, television shows, and music for all ages. Our in-library services include computers and WiFi, events and classes, and research and homework assistance. Our digital branch (srpubliclibrary.org) offers downloadable eBooks and eAudioBooks, cover-to-cover magazines and newspapers, and tons more. The library also extends beyond our walls with our many Outreach Services. We are not your mother's library. Come see how we've changed!
2012/2013 Library Use Statistics
The library was used more than ever last fiscal year (July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013). Our one-page report highlights some of the most interesting numbers!
Library Strategic Plan
The Library has developed a strategic plan to guide our focus and time over the next several years. Much of it comes from what you told us when we surveyed you in late 2012. Read our Strategic Plan 2013-2017 and tell us what you think!
Your Support Equals Services (Measure C Success)
Thanks to the special library parcel tax (Measure C) approved by San Rafael Voters in June 2010, we’ve been able to add open hours and be available seven days a week. We’ve also been able to add more digital content and services, focusing on the needs of students and job-seekers. Thank you San Rafael!
Senior Parcel Tax Exemptions
If you are 65 years of age or older by July 1 of the tax year, and own and occupy your residence in San Rafael, you can file an tax exemption application (must be filed on or before June 1). Fill out the Parcel Tax Exemption form.
Library Board of Trustees
Our Beautiful Library Trees
The Library also affirms the principles upheld in the American Library Association's Code of Ethics and Library Bill of Rights.