San Rafael Public Library

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Get FREE museum passes with your library card!

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Discover and Go museum passesThe libraries in Marin provide all library cardholders with access to an amazing service — Discover & Go, which offers free and discounted passes to local museums, aquariums, science centers, and other cultural institutions.  Just pick one of the many museums and other cultural institutions, log in with your library card, and print your pass at home (or access it on your smartphone)!

Get passes to the California Academy of Sciences, Asian Art Museum, Exploratorium, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Madame Tussauds San Francisco, and many more! Log in now and start saving!

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Access streaming music, movies, audiobooks, and eBooks – with your library card!

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The San Rafael Public Library is proud to offer access to Hoopla! We’ve had this for several months and it’s really taking off. You and your neighbors love it and we couldn’t be happier!

You can log into Hoopla with your San Rafael Public Library Card and get access to thousands of streaming movies, television shows, music, and audiobooks! No holds, no waiting!

Paying for Netflix, Spotify, or Audible? Check this service out because it could provide you with what you need–courtesy of your local public library! Just make sure you have a library card!

You can also moves seamlessly between different devices – you can listen to or watch something at home and then pick it up later on your smartphone. You can also broadcast Hoopla’s content to Chromecast and Apple TV.

The collection in Hoopla changes from time to time, but here’s a sampling of what’s available to give you a taste of the awesomeness:

  • Disney movies
  • Substantial collections from BBC and PBS
  • Ken Burns specials
  • Comics from Dark Horse, Vertigo, Marvel, and more
  • 2016 award-winning albums
  • Digital box sets of music

If you have any questions about using Hoopla, just pop us a chat (using the little chat widget in the lower right of your screen) or email us at library@cityofsanrafael.org.

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Win Prizes by Visiting Marin’s Libraries!

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You’ve got your routines. Your go-tos. Your regular haunts. It’s time to branch out. Did you know there are twenty-two different public and academic library locations you can visit within Marin County?

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They’re all part of the MARINet consortium, which just turned twenty-five.Pick up a special commemorative passport at any MARINet library, get it stamped as you visit new library locations, and your next vacation could be on us. Get more adventurous – try MARINet services, explore library archives, visit Friends bookstores – and you have an even better chance of winning fabulous prizes: $250 Southwest Airlines gift cards, $100 Amtrak gift certificates and $50 Clipper Cards.

Learn more about this exciting program!

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Book Recommendations in your Inbox

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Meet your next favorite bookLooking for something good to read? Some beach reads, science fiction, mysteries, or even audio books? BAM! The library can help!

Sign up for our book recommendation newsletters and get themed book lists e-mailed to you with peeks at book covers, brief descriptions, and links to the library catalog. All newsletters are sent on a monthly basis, unless otherwise noted.

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