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Posted on: September 7, 2019

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

Library Card Sign-up month 2019

Apply for a card online and stop by any library, show ID, and pick up your new card.

Take part in the #GetLibraryCarded Challenge!  Snap a picture with your library card and post it to Instagram with the hashtag #GetLibraryCarded to be entered to ...

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Posted on: July 24, 2019

The Main Library's Children's Area Will Be Reopening September 23!

Under Construction

The San Mateo Public Library's remodeled Chlidren's Area will be reopening on September 23!

This is the first large scale update to the Children’s Area of the Main Library since the library’s grand opening in 2006.

Prior to September 23 ...

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

Friends of the San Mateo Public Library Fall Book Sale

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Shop all 3 days - new books every day at bargain prices!  

Friday, September 20, 2019, 10am - 4:30pm

Saturday, September 21, 2019, 10am - 4:30pm

Sunday, September 22, 2019, 1pm - 4:30pm

Educator's pre-sale, Thursday, September 19, 2019, 3pm - 6pm (pl...

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Posted on: August 29, 2019

NEW! 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 120 titles in English, Chinese, and Spanish.  Check out as many magazines as you want—there are never ...

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RBdigtial Library
Posted on: September 10, 2019

NEW! Ebsco Databases

Ebsco Host

21 databases are available covering a wide variety of topics!  Try them for your next research project.

Ebsco Databases

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

Streaming Movies


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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Posted on: February 2, 2018



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: June 29, 2019

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