San Rafael Public Library

Friends of the Library

New Friends Updates–December, 2020

The Friends of the San Rafael Library will not be accepting book, CD or DVD donations beginning December 12 until further notice. If you feel you have exceptional or rare books to donate, please call 415.485.3104 and leave your name, phone number and a brief description of the material(s) so we can arrange an appointment to accept your donation if appropriate–thank you.

Friends Books has implemented Senior Hours from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Wednesdays and Fridays, December 11, 16, 18 and 23

Friends Books will close at 2:00 PM on Thursday, December 24 and re-open at 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 2.

About the Friends of the San Rafael Public Library

More than 400 individuals and families help support the library each year through their membership in Friends of the San Rafael Public Libraries. An active group of Friends also participates in fundraising, advocacy, and volunteering. Volunteers organize and staff book sales, research rare books and sort book donations.

The Friends main fundraising activity is selling donated books at:

Friends Books
1016 C Street, between 4th Street and 5th Avenue, San Rafael, CA
Tuesday – Saturday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(415) 453-1443

Friends Books is a beautifully arranged used book store with pristine books for everyone’s enjoyment. The Friends also have large, themed sales at the library or at other locations, throughout the year. They contribute to the library community through their support of the Summer Reading Program, art lectures, and other programs. They have purchased books, equipment, and much more over their devoted years of support. They support the downtown library as well as the Pickleweed and Northgate Mall branches.

Support the Library and JOIN TODAY!

All members are invited to special preview sales.

Individual – $20
Family – $40
Business – $75
Contributing – $75
Sponsor – $100
Student – $5 (18 years or younger)
Senior – $15 (60 years and older)

For more information about joining, donating, or volunteering, call 485-3104 (office) or 453-1443 (store).

Friends of the San Rafael Public Libraries
1100 E Street
San Rafael, CA 94901

  • 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 (appointment & walk-up)
    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

    Currently Closed

    (415) 485-3323

    5800 Northgate Drive
    San Rafael, CA 94903

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