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Main Library
55 West 3rd Avenue
San Mateo, Ca 94402
Drive-up book drop

Phone: (650) 522-7800
Fax: (650) 522-7801

Accounts (Circulation): (650) 522-7833
Children's Desk: (650) 522-7838
Adult Reference Desk: (650) 522-7818
Fiction & Audiovisual: (650) 522-7817

Hours of Operation
Monday 11:00 am 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am 5:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm 5:00 pm


See Holiday Hours

Parking
The Main Library has two levels of underground parking, including handicapped spaces.  Parking is free but limited to two hours.  The entrance is to the garage is on West 3rd Avenue.  An elevator is available to take you to the ground level.  The garage is open during library business hours.

Directions

Going South on Highway 101
Take the 3rd Avenue exit.  Go west on 3rd Avenue about one mile.  The library will be on the left side of 3rd Avenue after you cross El Camino Real.

Going North on Highway 101
Take the 3rd Avenue exit.  Go west on 3rd Avenue.  Drive about one mile.  The library will be on the left after you cross El Camino Real.

Going South on El Camino Real
Turn right onto West 3rd Avenue. The library will be on the left.

Going North on El Camino Real
Turn left onto West 3rd Avenue.  The library will be on the left.
 

Public Transportation

By Train: Caltrain serves downtown San Mateo.  Exit the train at the San Mateo stop.  Walk south on B Street.  At 3rd Avenue, walk west.  The library is at 55 West Third Avenue. View Caltrain Schedule (opens new window)

By Bus: SamTrans is available.  Routes 250, 292, 295, 390, 391, 397, MX, and PX stop in downtown San Mateo. View SamTrans Schedule (opens new window)


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