San Rafael Public Library

Research and Learning

These resources are accessible from anywhere with your library card.

A-Z List of Resources

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Books and Reading

Business, Investing, & Legal

Consumer Information

  • Consumer Reports Magazine  – search individual issues by date on the right-hand side of the page or click on “Search within this publication” to enter a keyword search.




  • Brainfuse Adult Learning Center – resume writing help, job site resources, high school equivalency and US Citizenship preparation (in English and Spanish)
  • JobScout – training to help you find a job online (in English and Spanish)



  • Brainfuse HelpNow– homework help for all ages, subject skill-building, writing lab, standardized test center (in English and Spanish)
  • – free California DMV practice tests and guidebooks for cars, motorcycles, and commercial licenses (in English and Spanish)
  • – software, creative, and business skills tutorials

Newspapers and Magazines

  • California Digital Newspaper Collection – digitized California newspapers from 1846 onward
  • MasterFile Premier – thousands of magazines, journals, and newspapers including National Geographic, Consumer Reports, and Mother Jones
  • Newspaper Source Plus – 1,000 newspapers including the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Washington Post
  • ProQuest Newspapers – 500 newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and Baltimore Sun
  • Zinio – read hundreds of popular magazines right from your screen, tablet, or smartphone (help)


  • Downtown Library

    Sun: 1-5
    Mon: 1-8
    Tues, Weds, Thurs: 10-8
    Fri & Sat: 10-5

    (415) 485-3323

    1100 E Street (at 5th Avenue)
    San Rafael, CA 94901

  • Pickleweed Library

    Sun & Mon: Closed
    Tues & Weds: 1-8
    Thurs: 11-8
    Fri & Sat: 11-5

    (415) 485-3483

    50 Canal Street
    San Rafael, CA 94901

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