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Posted on: September 30, 2020

Free COVID Testing at San Mateo County Event Center

Free Testing at County Event Center

Testing for COVID-19 is available for everyone who lives or works in San Mateo County regardless of symptoms or increased risk of exposure. The COVID-19 diagnostic test is safe, easy and at no-cost to you regard...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Playgrounds Reopening Soon with New Safety Rules

Playgrounds Closed by State Department of Health Due to COVID-19 Risks 

Get ready to play! State public health experts have just released updated rules for playgrounds. As promised, we’re finalizing arrangements to reopen our City playgrounds.

For ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

COVID Restrictions Eased as County Moves to Red Tier

San Mateo County Moved into Red Tier

Indoor Dining, Gyms & Places of Worship Allowed With Limits

The state of California today announced good news in the local fight against the coronavirus in San Mateo County.

The county – effective immediatel...

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

You Could Receive a Fine for Violating Health Orders

County Creates Fines for Violating Health Orders, Including Refusing to Wear Face Covering

City of San Mateo Asks for Community to Be Patient, Use Discretion When Making Reports

Trust us – we’d really rather you follow safety precautions...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Tenants Who Cannot Afford Rent Due to COVID-19 Are Protected from Eviction

City & County Ban Evictions for Non-Payment of Rent Due to COVID-19

In response to the hardships many in our community are facing due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak and the Shelter in Place Order, moratoriums have been adopted to ban ...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Measure W & Maintaining City Services

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Measure W & Maintaining City Services

Along with the rest of the state and the country, San Mateo faces serious health and economic challenges due to COVID-19. In response to the impending budget deficit, the City has put a fiscal sustainability plan i...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Help Us Choose an Interchange Landscape at El Camino Real

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Landscaping Survey Open – Your Input Encouraged 

It’s survey time! Our Public Works Department is working with our partners at Caltrans to plan the landscaping of the El Camino Real and State Route 92 Interchange and we want to...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Fall Activity Guide - Virtual Classes Galore!

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Fall Activity Guide - Virtual Classes Galore!

Come fall into the autumn season with us! As we continue to serve our community to protect the health and safety of participants, we are happy to offer more virtual classes this fall. Check out our Virtual 2020...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

You Can Help us Comeback from COVID-19

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You Can Help us Comeback from COVID-19

San Mateo County has faced challenges before and we’ve persevered to recover and rebuild. The pandemic shut down society, and reopening it requires all of us rallying as one unified county to get back withou...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Help Shape the Future of San Mateo

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We've embarked on an update of San Mateo's General Plan - a comprehensive policy document that serves as the blueprint for growth in the City through 2040. Community input is vital and we encourage everyone to participate in this multi-year effort.

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Help Protect the Bay by Adopting a Storm Drain

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Learn more about the Adopt-A-Drain program

Participate in our Adopt-A-Drain program by taking an active role in improving your neighborhood and keeping our bay clean and free of debris.

Why Adopt-A-Drain?

Everyone knows trash is no good for our streets or ou...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Learn About Our Sustainability Programs

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Along with our partner agencies, we offer a variety of sustainability programs and information. Learn how to get discounts on electric vehicles, recycle, conserve water, and other ways you can help make the San Mateo community more sustainable.

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Minimum Wage Increase - January 1, 2021

Starting on January 1, 2021, the minimum wage for the City of San Mateo will increase to $15.62 per hour. The current minimum wage is $15.38 per hour. The minimum wage is adjusted annually based on the regional Consumer Price Index.

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

Fire Prevention Week & Virtual Activities

Fire Prevention Week - Oct. 4-10

Fire Prevention Week begins Sunday, Oct. 4 and with all the wildfires that have been raging across California, it’s a great time to engage with our local San Mateo Consolidated Fire Department. Their annual open h...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Playgrounds Reopening Soon with New Safety Rules

Playgrounds Closed by State Department of Health Due to COVID-19 Risks 

Get ready to play! State public health experts have just released updated rules for playgrounds. As promised, we’re finalizing arrangements to reopen our City playgr...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Your Council, Your Vote - Watch Replay of Candidate Forum

Your Council, Your Vote - Local Candidates Share Their Ideas for San Mateo 

The League of Women Voters hosted a live virtual San Mateo City Council Candidate Forum on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Watch the presentation to hear from the three cand...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

COVID Restrictions Eased as County Moves to Red Tier

San Mateo County Moved into Red Tier

Indoor Dining, Gyms & Places of Worship Allowed With Limits

The state of California today announced good news in the local fight against the coronavirus in San Mateo County.

The county – effective immediatel...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Hillsdale Caltrain Station Temporarily Closes

Hillsdale Caltrain Station Temporary Closure 

As of Saturday May 16, Caltrain’s Hillsdale Station is temporarily closed for up to six months as part of the 25th Avenue Grade Separation Project.

During the closure, trains will not serve th...

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

What's News in San Mateo? Check Out Our Latest eNewsletter

Learn about upcoming activities, events, projects, initiatives and more! Brought to you by the City Manager's Office, it includes the latest information from all of our departments. Visit our email notification page to sign up for future newsletters.

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Library Impact Report 2019-2020

Library Impact Report 2019-20

The San Mateo Public Library is pleased to share our Impact Report 2019-2020. The annual report highlights some of the exciting programs, diverse resources and services, and community connections at the library during fiscal year 2019-2020.

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Friends of the Library Donation Day

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Donate books, CDs, and DVDs in good condition!

Guidelines

  • Limit of one bankers box or two grocery bags per person.
  • Place items in trunk or hatch of your vehicle.
  • Stay in your car.  A volunteer will signal you to open your hatch and retrieve your item...
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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Need Job Search Assistance?

JobSeekers

Need job search assistance?  Get help with resumes, interviews, applications, and more!  Sign up for a 30 minute appointment and a trained volunteer will meet with you online via Zoom.  Appointments are available weekdays four d...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Curbside Holds Pickup

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Our curbside pickup service offers a contactless and convenient way to obtain books and other materials. Access to our library buildings remain closed to the public.

How does curbside pickup work?

  1. Place holds on the items you want in the library catalog. &a...
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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Virtual Art Exhibits

Virtual Art Exhibits Sep_Oct 2020

Even though the Main Library is closed, you can enjoy our rotating art exhibits by local artists virtually!  The following exhibits will be available online from September 1 - October 31, 2020.

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Free Online Tutoring

Brainfuse

Get unlimited, live homework help with your San Mateo Public Library card.  Tutors are available 1pm-10pm daily.

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Posted on: August 29, 2019

New Expanded Collection! RBdigital - Electronic Magazines

RB Digital Magazines

With RBdigital you can read and download your favorite magazines anytime, anywhere with your library card.  Select from over 3,000 titles in 15 languages!  Check out as many magazines as you want—there are never any holds or du...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Racial Equity & Social Justice Resources

Were All In This Together

The San Mateo Public Library stands against racism and injustice.   We are committed to providing educational and informative materials on issues that affect our community.  Below is a list of resources addressing the important issues of...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Our Digital Doors are Open 24/7

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With your library card, you can access digital books, music, movies, magazines, newspapers, homework help, and more.  Below are a few of our digital resources.  For a full list of all of our resources, view our eLibrary resources page.

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

Hoopla

Hoopla

Thousands of movies, TV shows, music albums and audiobooks to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to a smartphone, tablet, or computer with your library card.

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

Streaming Movies

Kanopy

Enjoy more than 30,000 independent, international, classic, or documentary films through Kanopy.   Create an account, download the app, and watch them on your smartphone, tablet, PC or smart TV.  You may view 10 movies per month; the loa...

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