San Rafael Public Library

Library Updates


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  • eBook & eAudiobook downloads
  • eMovies, eMusic, & eMagazines downloads
  • Help using our databases
  • San Rafael Public Library website resources and navigation tips
  • Using MARINet’s online catalog
  • Library patron account tools
  • In-depth Research

Call to schedule a 30 minute appointment: 415-485-3321, or sign up at the reference desk.

Appointments are available in 30 minute increments

Tuesdays:  11-12 | 2-3
Wednesdays & Thursdays:  11-12 | 2-4

Due to resource limitations, we cannot cover basic computer and software skills at this time. For help with those skills, make a reservation with a One-on-One Computer Tutor.

Your Online Library…your library card is your ticket to a world of online resources.

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Spring is here!

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cleanWhile you discover the magic of tidying up this year, think about alternatives to just throwing your stuff in the trash. Here are some ideas:

Gently-used books, CDs, and DVDs: Give them to the Friends of the San Rafael Public Library to sell and raise money for library programs and materials.

Magazines: The downtown library has a free magazine giveaway shelf where you can drop off your small pile of clean, general interest magazines (please no catalogs!).

The Zero Waste Marin’s Recycling Guide lets you find local places to take your unwanted goods, such as art supplies, eyeglasses, pharmaceuticals, or even your American flag.

Also see our books on cleaning/clutter, and natural cleaning products. Clear your conscious while clearing your space!

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One-on-One Computer Tutoring

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Book 1-hour sessions with our volunteer tutors for help with:

  • computer basics…learn what you need to get started
  • email…stay in touch with family and friends
  • job hunting…learn how to navigate online application forms
  • general web searching…find information on favorite topics
  • let us know what you want to learn so we can tailor your session to your needs

By appointment only at the San Rafael Downtown location.

Contact Marilyn Boatright at 415-485-3317 or email:

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Just in time to join us for One Book One Marin!

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At-Night-MediumSan Rafael Public Library, along with the other libraries in Marin and our Community Partners, are in the middle of the glorious One Book One Marin, the county-wide program where the entire Marin community can read and discuss one book each year.

This year’s book selection is At Night We Walk in Circles by Daniel Alarcón. Reserve your copy today!

And check out the complete list of One Book One Marin events happening at the San Rafael Public Library including a lecture on Peruvian archeology and a talk by Margie Belrose of San Rafael’s Belrose Theater. Numerous other events are also happening at other libraries in Marin — don’t miss out!

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  • Downtown Library

    Sun: closed
    Mon, Tues, Weds: 10-4
    Thurs: 12-6
    Fri & Sat: 10-4

    (415) 485-3323

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

  • Pickleweed Library

    Sat, Sun & Mon: Closed
    Tues: 10-4
    Weds & Thurs: 12-6
    Fri: 10-4

    (415) 485-3483

    50 Canal Street
    San Rafael, CA 94901

  • Northgate Library

    Sun, Mon, Tues, Weds: Closed
    Thurs, Fri, Sat: 12-4

    (415) 524-2694

    5800 Northgate Drive
    San Rafael, CA 94903

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