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Posted on: November 16, 2020

COVID-19 Case Increases Prompt Further Restrictions

COVID-19 Case Increases Prompt Further Restrictions

Due to a rise in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Nov. 16 announced many counties will have to rollback reopening with further restrictions in place for business and personal activities. San Mateo Cou...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Report or Appeal a Violation of Health Orders at Local Businesses

San Mateo County has created a COVID-19 Compliance Team that will investigate and respond to reports of alleged violations of state and local health orders related to COVID-19. The County's Compliance Team is part of the Business Engagement and C...

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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: 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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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 2, 2020

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

Eviction Protections 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, moratoriums have been adopted to ban residential and commercial evictions in th...

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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: November 23, 2020

Have a Happy & Safe Thanksgiving

Have a Happy & Safe Thanksgiving

From all of us at the City of San Mateo, we wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

While much of our lives looks different these days, there are ways you can have a meaningful and safe holiday season. Check out San Mate...

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Latest News & Announcements
Posted on: November 20, 2020

San Mateo Together - Join Our Virtual Event Series on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Following a tumultuous year and a divisive election, we want to create a space for our community to come together for dialogue, learning and healing. Join this virtual workshop series on diversity, equity and inclusion. Space is limited so register today!

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

San Mateo Receives $210 Million Loan for Clean Water

The U.S. EPA announced San Mateo will receive a low-interest loan of $210.4 million to for the Clean Water Program to expand our wastewater treatment plant, enhance system reliability and support sustainability goals. Read a press release for more info.

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

San Mateo Police Offer New Community Police Academy

San Mateo Police Department Offers New Community Police Academy

Applications are now open for our new SMPD Community Police Academy, a multi-week skill-building and educational program. The San Mateo Police Department believes in a collaborative a...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

San Mateo Bans E-Cig & Flavored Tobacco Sales

San Mateo Bans E-Cig & Flavored Tobacco Sales

There’s a new ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes and flavored tobacco products within the City of San Mateo. The City’s new rules are in line with rules the County of San Mateo ado...

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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: 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: 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: November 21, 2020

Samaritan House Holiday Drive

Samaritan House Virtual Program 2020

Samaritan House will spread cheer this year at a safe drive-through gift card distribution in early December.  Help them reach their goal of gifting 2,000 gift cards for children in need.  Deadline is November 24.

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Citizenship Webinars

USCIS Public Webinars Nov-Dec 2020

USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) will be holding free public webinars presented a by local USCIS Representative.  Topics include "How to Become a US Citizen" and "Petitioning for Relatives and Permanent Re...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Need Job Search Assistance?

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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: November 2, 2020

Virtual Art Exhibits

Virtual Art Exhibits Nov-Dec 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 November 2 - December 31, 2020.

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

Book Bundles For Kids!

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Choose from one of eight different topics:

  • ABC’s & 123’s/Colors
  • Animals
  • Board Books
  • Diverse Voices
  • Fantasy
  • Funny
  • Graphic Novels
  • Things That Go

What is a Book Bundle?  A Book Bundle is a set of 4 books on the same topic or theme, and may include Fictio...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Blind Book Bundles for Teens

Book Bundle for Teens

Fill out a questionnaire and library staff will curate 3 books that match your reading interests.  For students in the 8th – 12th grade only.

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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

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 due dates. O...

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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

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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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