San Rafael Public Library

Curbside Pickup and Returns

We are now offering curbside pick-up by appointment only at the Downtown library and by appointment or drop-in at Pickleweed. Northgate Library is not open for curbside service at this time.

For our safety and yours, staff will not engage with patrons face-to-face except to place checked-out materials on a table.

Patrons must wear a face covering.

You do not need an appointment to return library materials. Use the large bins during open hours and the book drop when we’re closed.

To make an appointment for items that are ready to pick up, call during open hours. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see our modified curbside pickup hours.

  • Call 415-485-3323 for Downtown
  • Call 415-485-3483 for Pickleweed (or you can also drop-in)
  • Chat us on our website.

At the time of your appointment, just approach the front door and we will have your items already checked out to you. No need to call to tell us you have arrived.

Our online catalog is now available for the public to place holds. 

  • Look for items in the Marinet Catalog and place your holds.
  • Wait to get an email that your holds are ready to pick up, then call to make a pick-up appointment.

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.

At this time, we do not know when the libraries will be open for walk-in service.


Estamos ofreciendo servicio por la acera por cita solamente en la Biblioteca Central y Pickleweed. Tambien puede hacer sus devoluciones en las dos bibliotecas. Hasta el momento no estamos ofreciendo ningun servicio en la biblioteca de Northgate.

Para su seguridad de usted  y la nuestra el personal de la biblioteca no lo atendera cara a cara, solo en el caso de entrega de pedidos que se le entregaran en una mesa.

Los usuarios/visitantes  tendran que usar una mascarilla/cubrebocas.

Usted no necesita hacer una cita para hacer devoluciones. Utilize el barril para hacer sus devoluciones durante el horario de apertura y utilize el buzon cuando este cerrado.

Para hacer una cita y recoger sus pedidos, llame a la biblioteca en el horario de apertura. 

  • Llame  415-485-3323 para Biblioteca Central
  • Llame  415-485-3483 para Biblioteca  Pickleweed (tambien puede pasar sin cita)
  • Chatea con nosotros en website.

Al momento de llegar a su cita, acerquese a la puerta y nosotros tendremos listo su pedido.

El catalogo en linea esta ahora disponible para hacer sus pedidos! 

  • Busque materiales en Marinet Catalog y haga sus pedido
  • Espere a recibir un correo electronico que indica que sus pedidos estan listos para recoger y llame para hacer una cita.

Recomendaciones de Libros Personalizadas

Hasta el momento no sabemos cuando volveremos a abrir las bibliotecas al publico. 

  • Downtown Library

    Curbside Pickup Hours (by appointment only)
    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

    Curbside Pickup Hours (appointment & walk-up)
    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

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

    (415) 524-2694

    5800 Northgate Drive
    San Rafael, CA 94903

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