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Posted on: February 16, 2021

Help & Resources for Those Affected by COVID-19

Help & Resources for Those Affected by COVID-19

San Mateo County has a wide variety of resources and programs to help all residents get through the pandemic. Find easy access to important and updated information on the County's COVID-19 Resour...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Restaurant, Brewery & Winery Grant Program

Restaurant, Brewery and Winery Grant Program

San Mateo County has created a new grant program for local businesses! The Restaurant, Brewery, and Winery Relief Program will provide grants of up to $10,000 each to qualifying establishments to offset losses i...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Event Center - Vaccination Site & Traffic Impacts

Activity & Vaccination Site at the San Mateo County Event Center

Starting in early February, we are expecting increased traffic and activity at the San Mateo County Event Center. Visitors can access the site by appointment only. If you do not have an a...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Tenant Relief - State Extends COVID-19 Eviction Protections

SB 91 – State Eviction Moratorium Extension

The COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act (SB 91) – an extension of the statewide eviction moratorium provided in AB 3088 – was signed into law on January 29, 2021. The Senate Bill protects ten...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: January 14, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

COVID-19 vaccinations are underway in San Mateo County. The vaccine will be provided following the State's prioritization schedule for equitable distribution that will ensure everyone who wants a vaccine will have access at...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

General Plan Update 2040 - Strive San Mateo

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Our General Plan Update process is one of the most influential efforts you can get involved in to help shape the future of San Mateo. Learn about how you can share your input on the future of housing, transportation, public safety, land use and much more.

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Police Accountability & Transparency

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Police Accountability & Transparency - New Interactive Data Page

The San Mateo Police Department has launched a data transparency web page to include policing data, traffic collision information, and the existing crime map. Users can also request publi...

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

Help Keep Our Streets Safe

Safe Streets San Mateo

You can help keep San Mateo a safe place to drive, walk, bike and live. Learn about traffic safety initiatives in our City by joining our efforts to be road wise and help others around you to participate too. Check out our Safe Streets San Mateo campaign!

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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: February 26, 2021

Sustainability & Infrastructure Commission Opening

Sustainability & Infrastructure Commission Opening

Are you interested in sustainability and infrastructure? Do you want to help influence your community? Then consider applying for an opening on the Sustainability and Infrastructure Commission. The Cit...

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Latest News & Announcements
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Restaurant, Brewery & Winery Grant Program Now Open

Restaurant, Brewery and Winery Grant Program

San Mateo County has created a new grant program for local businesses! The Restaurant, Brewery, and Winery Relief Program will provide grants of up to $10,000 each to qualifying establishments to offset losses i...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

Library Offers New Home Delivery Service

Library Offers New Home Delivery Service

Do you enjoy books, audiobooks, music and movies, and need assistance in getting materials? Our San Mateo Public Library now offers home delivery! The service is available during the pandemic to San Mateo and Hillsb...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Police Accountability & Transparency - New Interactive Data Page

Police Accountability & Transparency - New Interactive Data Page

The San Mateo Police Department has launched a data transparency web page to include policing data, traffic collision information, and the existing crime map. Users can also request publi...

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Latest News & Announcements
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Event Center - Vaccination Site & Traffic Impacts

Activity & Vaccination Site at the San Mateo County Event Center

Starting in early February, we are expecting increased traffic and activity at the San Mateo County Event Center. Visitors can access the site by appointment only. If you do not have an a...

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Latest News & Announcements
Posted on: January 14, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

COVID-19 vaccinations are underway in San Mateo County. The vaccine will be provided following the State's prioritization schedule for equitable distribution that will ensure everyone who wants a vaccine will have access at...

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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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Library
Posted on: January 26, 2021

Looking for Tax Information?

Tax Forms

Federal Tax Forms -

Federal Form 1040 and 1040-SR instructions and booklets in English and Spanish are available at the Main Library. Federal tax forms may be ordered directly by phone: 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676).

California State Tax Forms -

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Virtual Art Exhibits

Artist Henri Virtual Art Gallery

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 March 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021.

HenriWatercolors/AcrylicsView the Exhibit

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Dial-A-Story

Dial-A-Story

Hear library staff & community readers read stories and poems!  Available 24/7 by calling (650) 844-8844.  Escuche cuentos, historias y poemas grabados por el personal de la biblioteca y los lectores de la comunidad desde su teléfono...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Technology Lending Is Back!

Tech Lending

Hotspots and Chromebooks are now available to check out through our curbside pick-up service at the Main Library!  No appointment is needed.

Call (650) 522-7818 and staff will assist you with reserving a device.  Due to the limited number...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

USCIS Webinars

USCIS Webinars

Every Wednesday afternoon in March:Wednesday, March 3, 4pmGet to Know USCIS

Wednesday, March 10, 4pmHow to Become a US CitizenWednesday, March 17, 4pmH2A Visas, Temporary Agricultural Workers Presentation

Wednesday, March 24, 4pmUSCIS Online Resources and C...

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Library
Posted on: February 24, 2021

YANovCon Short Story Contest

YA Nov Con Short Story Contest

All 6 – 12th grade students who live or go to school in San Mateo County are invited to submit a short story of 500 words maximum based on one of these three themes: mental health, social justice body positivity.1st place prize: Book Bundle and Journal, 2...

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Library
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 three ...

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

DVD Bundle

DVD Bundle

Can't decide what to watch?  Do you miss browsing for DVDs?  Just want to binge watch without waiting for a curbside appointment?  Sign up for a DVD bundle - we pick 5 DVDs based on your viewing interests.  Sig...

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Library
Posted on: December 1, 2020

Mixed Bags for Teens

Mixed Bags for Teens

Sign up to receive a Mixed Bag, bags will contain two books. Bags will be available for pick up at the San Mateo Public Library Main, Marina, and Hillsdale branches.  We will contact you when your bag is ready for pick up (approximately 5-10 days...

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

Book Bundles For Kids!

Book Bundles for Kids

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 6 books on the same topic or theme, and may include Fictio...

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Library
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Book Bundles for Teens

Book Bundle for Teens revised Feb 2021

Fill out a questionnaire and library staff will curate 5 books that match your reading interests.  For students in the 8th – 12th grade only.

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Library
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.

Brainfuse Library

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