San Rafael Public Library


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 physical library card next time you visit us in person. If you are under 16, your parent or legal guardian must come with you to the library, and bring their photo I.D. The parent or legal guardian is responsible for items checked out on the child’s card and any related fines and fees.

If you are a staff member at a school, non-profit, or community service organization, you can apply for an institutional library card.

To change your PIN/Password on your account, 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 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



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


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

San Rafael Creates

Digital collections featuring local art, history, music, and writing. Submissions are welcome!



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.


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

Zip Books

Can’t find what you’re looking for in the MARINet catalog or in Link+? Try our Zip Books program, funded by the California State Library.

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, Pickleweed, and Northgate libraries.

Memory Lab

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

3D Printing

We are now offering Drop-In 3D Printing at all locations on select days and times. Please see our calendar of events to find out when you can drop-in! Be sure to read our 3D Print Guidelines and FAQs prior to dropping-in.

Virtual Reality

We are now offering Drop-In Virtual Reality at all locations on select days and times, available to patrons 13+. Please see our calendar of events to find out when you can drop-in! Be sure to read our VR Guidelines and FAQs prior to dropping-in.

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.

Tech Tutoring By Appointment

Get advanced one-on-one tech help from a volunteer Tech Tutor. By appointment only.

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 Readers’ 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

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

    (415) 485-3323

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

  • Pickleweed Library

    Sun: closed
    Mon: closed
    Tues: 10:00-5:00
    Weds: 10:00-5:00
    Thurs: 12:00-7:00
    Fri: 10:00-5:00
    Sat: 10:00-5:00

    (415) 485-3483

    50 Canal Street
    San Rafael, CA 94901

  • Northgate Library

    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

    (415) 890-5670

    5800 Northgate Drive Ste. 083
    San Rafael, CA 94903

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