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, live homework help, and tons more. The library also extends beyond our walls with our many outreach services.
Engage, empower, and enrich our community through innovation, imagination, and inspiration.
Project for New and Improved San Rafael Public Library Facilities
This is the official project page to keep you up to date on the ongoing efforts to build new and improved San Rafael Public Library facilities.
2017/2018 Library Use Statistics
The library was used more than ever last fiscal year (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017). Take a look at our annual report highlighting the most interesting numbers!
Library Strategic Plan
We have a plan! Read through our Strategic Plan for 2018-2020 and tell us what you think!
A Vision for the Future
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). Print out a Senior Exemption Application form.
Fun Library Facts
Guidelines for Library Use (Normas para el Uso de la Biblioteca)
Child Safety Policy (Política de Seguridad Infantil)
Checkout Limits and Fees
Computer and Internet Access Policy
3D Printing Policy
City of San Rafael Posting Policy
San Rafael Public Library Web Commenting and Posting Policy
Community Information Posting Policy
Group Visit Guidelines for the Children’s Room
Collection Development Policy
Request for Removal or Reconsideration of Library Material
Lost and Damaged Items Policy