San Rafael Public Library

Services

Your Account

Technology Services

  • Reserve a computer
  • Free gigabit wifi at both locations
  • 3D Printing
  • Book-a-Librarian
    Reserve a 30 minute help session with a librarian for assistance with library eResources, such as eBooks, databases, the online catalog, or your online account.  Call us at  415-485-3321 to schedule your appointment.
    Or, drop-in anytime at the Reference Desk for help…there’s almost always someone who can help you.
  • One-on-One Computer Tutoring
    1-hour sessions at the San Rafael Downtown location with our volunteer tutors for help with PC or Mac computer basics, or help with email, software, searching the Internet, or job search. Contact Marilyn Boatright to make an appointment 415-485-3317 or email marilyn.boatright@cityofsanrafael.org
  • Memory Lab
    Create digital copies of your treasured family photographs, slides, negatives, and documents.

Physical materials

Bicycle Outreach

Digital Materials

  • Read online or download thousands of eBooks and eAudioBooks with Libby Overdrive, Hoopla, Enki Library, or Safari Books
  • Read online or download cover-to-cover digital editions of popular magazines with RBdigital, newspapers, and scholarly journals (click on the E-Resources tab, scroll to the Newspapers, Magazines, Journals heading)
  • Stream or download movies, TV shows, and music with Hoopla Digital or Kanopy.com

Museum Passes

Reading Buddies

Reading Buddies pairs adult and teen volunteers with elementary school aged youth in grades 1-3 for either 15 or 30 minute appointments. During the appointment, the child will practice reading with the volunteer one-on-one, and receive help and guidance with difficult words, comprehension, and other reading skills. We have bilingual volunteers available who can help in both English and Spanish. Appointments are available at the both the Downtown and Pickleweed Library locations.

For more information and to schedule an appointment, visit or call the Downtown Library’s Children’s Reference Desk (415-485-3322) or the Pickleweed Library (415-485-3483).

Let us Bring the Library to You

Research and Information Assistance

Our librarians will help you find what you need. Call us (415-485-3321), email us (library@cityofsanrafael.org), or click on the chat tab at the bottom of this page!

Events for All Ages

Our events calendar features classes, programs, and more for everyone–in English and Spanish–at our two libraries.

Summer Reading 2019

  • Downtown Library

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

    Contact
    (415) 485-3323

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

  • Pickleweed Library

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

    Contact
    (415) 485-3483

    Address
    50 Canal Street
    San Rafael, CA 94901

  • Northgate Pop-Up Library

    Hours
    Mon, Weds, Thurs: 1-8
    Fri, Sat, Sun: 1-5
    Tues: closed

    Contact
    (415) 524-2694

    Address
    5800 Northgate Drive
    San Rafael, CA 94903

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