San Rafael Public Library

We want to hear from you!

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The San Rafael Public Library wants to hear from you!

We’re beginning the process of envisioning what a new library would look like for Downtown San Rafael and we’re starting by reaching out to you about what you want in a library and how to make the library as useful as possible to San Rafael.

If you have a moment, please fill out our survey, available online in English or en español. The survey will take 5-7 minutes to complete and is open until Wednesday, December 31st.

Thank you all so very much for your help and for your continued support of the library! We love you all!

4 responses to “We want to hear from you!”

  1. I support the library’s mission and recognize the need to upgrade the main library to serve that mission. I believe this should not require demolition of the old Carnegie library. The location of the existing building is likely an impediment to efficient use of the site. My hope is the existing building can be preserved and repurposed as the main entrance and public face of a new facility. To this end I recommend moving and strengthening the building so the main elevation is closer to the street facing either 5th or E street. This will free up site area to allow construction of a new and compelling addition to meet future programatic requirements.

    A major part of what we are as a place is our historic building fabric. Building a better future for our community will result from effectively preserving and adapting our best historic civic monuments to meet the needs of an evolving city.

  2. sarah says:

    Jeffrey – We are in the very beginning of planning stages. When we say we need a new, bigger library everything is on the table. We still have not decided on a site, on a building, on a design… This is the first step in a long process of bringing to the San Rafael community the library it deserves. I encourage you to put your thoughts into our survey, and if you want to participate further in the process be sure to leave your email address at the end of the survey so we can involve you on a continuing basis.

  3. sarah says:

    The links are embedded into the post. But here they are! You can fill out the survey in English at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZRJ788F or in Spanish at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZRWD9KB

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