San Rafael Public Library

We need your opinion about library facilities in San Rafael!

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Update: Surveys are now closed. Thank you to the 1,000+ of you who participated!

We need your opinion about library facilities in San Rafael!

In June, over 69% of San Rafael voters supported Measure D to maintain the library’s open hours and keep books on the shelves. Thanks to this support, the San Rafael Public Library is able to continue serving our community with top-notch library services and to look ahead to the future.

The City of San Rafael is now considering options for the future of our library facilities. Since the Downtown San Rafael Library was first constructed in 1908, the city’s population has grown more than tenfold. Our 100-year-old Downtown building no longer meets the community’s needs for space, technology, and services. The Pickleweed Branch Library also needs to improve its space to meet our community’s needs.

We are now seeking community input to help us understand our residents’ needs and help guide future decisions about the existing locations and potential new locations for our libraries. Deep and broad community input will help the San Rafael Public Library understand and meet our community’s current and future library needs. Postcard mailers with survey information will arrive soon in every residential mailbox in San Rafael.

Surveys can be filled out in English or Spanish in paper format (copies available at both the Downtown and Pickleweed Libraries) or online:

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  • 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

  • Northgate Pop-Up Library

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

    (415) 524-2694

    5800 Northgate Drive
    San Rafael, CA 94903

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