Library Appreciation Week: April 3-9, 2022
The theme for National Library Week 2022 is “Connect with Your Library”! Find out some of the ways the San Rafael Public Library is a hub for connecting you to technology.
Virtual Reality @ Northgate
Virtual Reality is back at Northgate on Saturdays from 12-5 on a drop-in, first come first serve basis! Thank you to our partners at XRLibraries for providing us with new Oculus Quest 2 headsets, available in English and Spanish. Try a variety of XR (extended reality) experiences. These VR headsets simulate being physically present in the virtual environment—it’s a very cool experience!
Chromebooks for Check-Out
In addition to our desktop public computers, Chromebooks are now available for check-out at all 3 San Rafael Public Library locations: Downtown, Northgate and Pickleweed! To check out a Chromebook, ask a staff member at the service desk. Library card and photo identification required; patrons must be 13+ to check-out a Chromebook.
Chromebooks are available for in-library use only and must be returned before the end of the day. Printing is not available.
Video Games @ Northgate
Northgate’s video game collection is now available for checkout! We have games available for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PS4 & PS5. Games check out for 3 weeks at a time with no renewals. As a part of Northgate’s collection, they are not holdable. Come visit us Wednesdays-Saturdays from 11-5 to pick up a game and have some fun!
eBooks & eResources
Check-out eBooks, eAudiobooks and popular magazines with your library card, or stream movies and other media with Hoopla and Kanopy. Get employment and support for veterans with JobNow & VetNow, grow your language skills with Mango Languages, get access to New York Times Online, and more!
All our library locations offer free gigabit wifi–no password required. San Rafael Public Libraries are on the Cenic high-bandwidth fiber optic network. Bring your own devices, or check-out one of our Chromebooks!