San Rafael Public Library

Book Lovers

Personalized Reading Recommendations

Do you need a bunch of books for yourself, your family, preschool or daycare classroom, or for distance learners? Fill out this form and we’ll gather your materials and call to schedule a curbside appointment as soon as possible.

Book Lists

Adult Book Lists
Award Winners & Bestsellers
Book Suggestions from our Library Blog
New Books | Bestsellers | Popular Titles with Holds
What the San Rafael Library Staff Are Reading/Watching
Marin Library Staff Picks: Adult Fiction | Adult Non-fiction | Teen | Kids
Literary Reference Center – critical essays and author biographies (requires a library card to log-in)

Adult Book Club Kits

Our Book Club Kits include everything you need to lead your group with a popular fiction or non-fiction selection.

See our page on Book Club Basics to find information about how to start your own book club and breathe new life into your existing book group.

Storytime Anytime Kits for Kids

Storytime Anytime Kits include everything you need to lead a great storytime at home or in your classroom.

Library Book Clubs for Adults

Check the online event calendar for the current month’s book selections.

Great Books Reading & Discussion Group *Currently on hiatus due to COVID-19 shelter in place order and library closure.
1st Thursday of the month from 1:30 to 3:00 pm in the Library Meeting Room.
A monthly discussion of literature as “a fun and challenging way to become thoughtful, more engaged citizens.”  The readings range from nonfiction to fiction and ancient to modern, based on selections from the Great Books Foundation. The discussion is free and open to all. Led by Louis C. Rutledge.

Northgate Book Club *We have moved this book club online in June due to the COVID-19 shelter in place order and library closure.
Find out more here and to register via Zoom.

Looking for something we don’t have?

You have a few choices:

  • Downtown Library

    Curbside Pickup Hours (by appointment only)
    Sun: closed
    Mon, Tues, Weds: 10-4
    Thurs: 12-6
    Fri & Sat: 10-4

    Contact
    (415) 485-3323

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

  • Pickleweed Library

    Curbside Pickup Hours (appointment & walk-up)
    Sat, Sun & Mon: Closed
    Tues: 10-4
    Weds & Thurs: 12-6
    Fri: 10-4

    Contact
    (415) 485-3483

    Address
    50 Canal Street
    San Rafael, CA 94901

  • Northgate Library

    Now open for browsing with limited hours!
    Sun-Wed: closed
    Thurs-Sat: 12-4

    Contact
    (415) 524-2694

    Address
    5800 Northgate Drive
    San Rafael, CA 94903



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