The San Mateo Public Library has a large collection of California
history materials with an emphasis on San Mateo and the Bay Area.
The San Mateo Main Library offers:
A reference print collection focused on local history materials.
A clipping file of topics from local newspapers from the 1940's, 1950's and 1960's.
San Mateo City directories from the 1890's - present.
Historical maps of San Mateo and the surrounding area including Sanborne insurance maps.
Local newspapers on microfilm.
For more information, please contact (650) 522-7818 or email us
Online Archive of California
The Online Archive of California brings together historical materials from a variety of California institutions, including museums, historical societies, libraries, and archives. Over 120,000 images and 50,000 pages of documents, letters, and oral histories are available.