San Rafael Public Library


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Storytime Online

  • Check our events calendar for scheduled weekly live storytimes on our Facebook page during the duration of the shelter in place order.
  • Can’t make it to our FacebookLive storytimes? You can watch recordings on our Facebook page. You can also see prerecorded storytimes and other videos on our YouTube channel.

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.
  • 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
  • Memory Lab
    Create digital copies of your treasured family photographs, slides, negatives, and documents.

Physical materials

Bicycle Outreach

Digital Materials

  • Read online or download thousands of eBooks and eAudioBooks with Libby Overdrive, Hoopla, Enki Library, or Safari Books
  • Read online or download cover-to-cover digital editions of popular magazines with RBdigital, newspapers, and scholarly journals (click on the E-Resources tab, scroll to the Newspapers, Magazines, Journals heading)
  • Stream or download movies, TV shows, and music with Hoopla Digital.

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).

Let us Bring the Library to You

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.

  • 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 (by appointment only)
    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

    Northgate is not yet open for curbside pickup
    Mon-Sun: closed

    (415) 485-3323

    5800 Northgate Drive
    San Rafael, CA 94903

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