San Rafael Public Library


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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! For families with kids ages 0-6, enjoy our weekly Pint-Size Storytimes, posted every Tuesday at 9:45am to our Facebook and YouTube. Check our calendar of events to see all our offerings, including virtual book clubs, monthly art talks, ESL conversation club, and more.

Digital Materials



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


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



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).


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.

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

Pickleweed (English and Spanish): Weds & Thurs, 4-6pm
Northgate (English): Sat, 12-4pm
Downtown (English): Sat, 10-4pm


Do you have an in-depth, library-related question? Book a 30-minute session with one of our staff members!


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

  • Downtown Library

    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

    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

    Sun, Mon, Tues, Weds: Closed
    Thurs, Fri, Sat: 12-4

    (415) 524-2694

    5800 Northgate Drive
    San Rafael, CA 94903

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