San Rafael Public Library


Your Account

Technology Services

  • Reserve a computer
  • Free gigabit wifi at both locations
  • 3D Printing
  • Book-a-Librarian
    Reserve a 30 minute help session with a librarian for assistance with library eResources, such as eBooks, databases, the online catalog, or your online account.  Call us at  415-485-3321 to schedule your appointment.
    Or, drop-in anytime at the Reference Desk for help…there’s almost always someone who can help you.
  • Memory Lab -Create digital copies of your treasured family photographs, slides, negatives, and documents.
  • One-on-One Computer Tutoring
    1-hour sessions at the San Rafael Downtown location with our volunteer tutors for help with PC or Mac computer basics, or help with email, software, searching the Internet, or job search. Contact Marilyn Boatright to make an appointment 415-485-3317 or email

Physical materials

Check out books, music CDs, books on CD, DVDs, Blu-ray, and more from any of the libraries in Marin.

Zip Books is a California State Library program to have an item that is not in the MARINet catalog delivered to your home address (only for books, large print books and books on CD).

Little Free Library: We operate a Little Free Library in Downtown San Rafael to support the love of reading and learning in our community.

We have a selection of YA Book Club Kits  available for patrons to check out. See our Book Club Kit Guidelines for more information!

Bicycle Outreach

Mobile Bike Library Outreach Vehicle

Digital materials

Read online or download thousands of eBooks, eAudioBooks, and cover-to-cover digital editions of popular magazines, newspapers, and journals.

Museum passes

Discover and Go online printable free and discounted museum passes

Reading Buddies

Reading Buddies pairs adult and teen volunteers with elementary school aged youth in grades 1-3 for either 15 or 30 minute appointments. During the appointment, the child will practice reading with the volunteer one-on-one, and receive help and guidance with difficult words, comprehension, and other reading skills. We have bilingual volunteers available who can help in both English and Spanish. Appointments are available at the both the Downtown and Pickleweed Library locations.

For more information and to schedule an appointment, visit or call the Downtown Library’s Children’s Reference Desk (415-485-3322) or the Pickleweed Library (415-485-3483).

Homework Help and Online Tutoring

Brainfuse HelpNow– homework help, MS Office help, resume writing, career resources

Let us Bring the Library to You

Outreach services for homebound persons and seniors

Research and Information Assistance

Our librarians will help you find what you need. Call us (415-485-3321), email us (, or click on the chat tab at the bottom of this page!

Events for all ages

Our events calendar features classes, programs, and more for everyone–in English and Spanish–at our two libraries.