Special Collections

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

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.

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

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

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.