About the Library

Our Vision

The San Mateo Public Library is a wonderful destination with a comprehensive collection of resources and services and a friendly professional staff to help the community discover, enjoy, connect and learn in an ever-changing world.

Our Mission

  • Offer quality library services and programs to a diverse community;
  • Promote literacy and ongoing learning;
  • Provide resources that preserve the past, reflect the present and explore the future;
  • Serve as a gateway to information through technology.