San Rafael Public Library

Support the Library


Volunteer at the Library

The Library is so grateful for the individuals in the community who actively participate in helping to make the library a better, more useful place for our neighbors.

Friends of the Library

An active group of Friends who have participated in fundraising, advocacy and volunteering. They also provided great contributions to the community through their support of the Summer Reading Program, art lectures and other library programs.

Visit Friends Books

Purchase quality used and new books to help support library programs and services. All proceeds of the book store benefit the San Rafael Public Library. You can reach the bookstore at (415) 453-1443.

Library Board of Trustees

An advisory board with responsibility to:

  • Provide support for the Director
  • Support the Library Foundation in its quest for a new library
  • Serve as advocates for the Library to the City Council
  • Help increase the visibility of the Library in the community

San Rafael Public Library Foundation

Established in 2004 to raise money for replacing and building a library for the 21st century, to furnish and maintain it, and to secure its future for generations to come.

  • 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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