San Rafael Public Library

Services

Community Resources | Your Account | Events For All Ages | Digital Materials | Books | Library of Things | Tech & Information Services


Community Resources

 

A list of phone numbers and websites that provide various forms of support in Marin.


Your Account

 

Get a Library Card

Submit an application via this online form, and pick up your card next time you visit us in person. If you are a staff member at a school, non-profit, or community service organization, you can apply for an institutional library card.

IMPORTANT: Once you have your card number, you’ll need to set up a password before you can use it. You can do that here.


Access Your Account

Once you log in with your library card number and password, you can see a list of everything you have checked out, renew your items, and place holds as well as search the catalog.


Get the MARINet app!

Smartphone users can download the MARINet app for easy account access – and the app will store a virtual library card, so no need to bring the real thing in with you!


Events For All Ages

 

We offer virtual events for patrons of all ages in English and Spanish! Check our calendar of events to see all our offerings, including virtual book clubs, monthly art talks, ESL conversation club, and more.


Digital Materials

 

eBooks

Find a huge selection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, music, and magazines online.


eResources

Newspapers, databases, and learning resources all accessible with your library card.


Books

 

Staff Curated Booklists

Explore booklists created by MARINet staff. We also have lists of award winners and best sellers.


Book Club Kits for Adults

Kits include a bag full of books, a reading guide, discussion questions, and more.


Book Club Selections for Adults

A list of titles with at least 10 copies, perfect for your book group.


Storytime Anytime Kits

We have 10 themed storytime totes for young kids containing 5-8 picture books, a puppet, and Share Sheet.


Zip Books

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


Link+

Place holds on books that are not in the MARINet catalog from participating libraries in California and Nevada.


Suggest a purchase

Looking for something you can’t find through Zip Books or Link+? Let us know. We evaluate all requests, but cannot always fulfill them.


Library of Things

 

Library Park Pass Program

Day-use passes for the Marin Municipal Water District, Marin County Parks, and Mt. Tamalpais State Park.

*New* California State Library Parks Passes available for day-use at over 200 California State Parks.


Adventure Kit – Hiking

Day-use passes for the Marin Municipal Water District and Marin County Parks. This kit also includes a backpack, a compass, guidebooks, and maps.


Ukulele Experience Kit

Provides all materials necessary for learning to play the ukulele. (Yes – the instrument too!)


Discover & Go

Discover & Go provides FREE or discounted passes to local museums and cultural institutions. In order to make a reservation, you must be 16 years of age or older, a resident of Marin County, and have a valid library card.


Tech & Information Services

Computers and WiFi

Library computers can be used on a first come, first served basis for 2 hours – no reservations required. Free gigabit wifi at the Downtown and Pickleweed libraries.


Memory Lab

Create digital copies of your treasured family photographs, slides, negatives, and documents. By appointment only.


3D Printing

We are now offering 3D Printing appointments at the Northgate and Pickleweed branches! Be sure to read the policies and FAQ before making your appointment.


Drop-In Tech Support

We are offering Drop-In Tech Support at all three of our locations — no appointment needed! Read more to see a schedule of our hours or give us a call if you have any questions.


Digital Navigators Program

Connected California’s Digital Navigators can help you find low-cost internet service and devices for your home, learn foundational computer skills, find online courses to assist with career development, applying for a job, and more!

Programa de Navigantes Digitales

Los Navigantes Digitales de California Conectada pueden ayudarle en encontrar servicios de Internet y dispositivos de bajo costo para su hogar, aprender conocimientos básicos de informática, ¡y encontrar cursos en línea que le ayuden a desarrollar su profesión, a solicitar un trabajo y más!


In-Depth Research, Reference, and Reader’s Advisory

Do you have an in-depth research or reference question? Are you looking for another book to read? Get in touch!


 

Community ResourcesYour Account | Events For All Ages | Digital Materials | Books | Library of Things | Tech & Information Services

  • Downtown Library

    Hours
    Sun: 10:00-5:00
    Mon: 9:00-7:00
    Tues: 9:00-7:00
    Weds: 9:00-7:00
    Thurs: 9:00-7:00
    Fri: 10:00-5:00
    Sat: 10:00-5:00

    Contact
    (415) 485-3323

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

  • Pickleweed Library

    Hours
    Sun: closed
    Mon: closed
    Tues: 9:00-5:00
    Weds: 9:00-5:00
    Thurs: 11:00-7:00
    Fri: 10:00-5:00
    Sat: 10:00-5:00

    Contact
    (415) 485-3483

    Address
    50 Canal Street
    San Rafael, CA 94901

  • Northgate Library

    Hours
    Sun: closed
    Mon: closed
    Tues: closed
    Weds: 11:00-5:00
    Thurs: 11:00-5:00
    Fri: 11:00-5:00
    Sat: 11:00-5:00

    Contact
    (415) 890-5670

    Address
    5800 Northgate Drive Ste. 083
    San Rafael, CA 94903


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