Special Collections

Foundation Center Cooperating Collection
The Foundation Center's Cooperating Collections provide local nonprofits with tools they can use to become successful grantseekers.

Genentech Biotechnology Resource Center
The Genentech Biotechnology Resource Center at the Main Library provides access to print and online biotechnology resources.

The Leon S. Benson Holocaust Studies Collection
This collection is dedicated as a living memorial for Leon S. Benson and all the survivors and victims of the atrocities of the Holocaust.

Franklin Templeton Investments Business Resource Center
The San Mateo Public Library has the largest public library collection of business materials on the Peninsula.

The California Collection
This reference collection includes works of fiction and non-fiction about the history of California and its localities, with an emphasis on San Mateo County.