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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: August 23, 2018

We've Got a Map for That

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The City has an enhanced interactive maps and geographical information system portal. Learn about transportation improvements, private development projects, street repaving and sweeping, crime data, flood zones, homeowners association boundaries and more!

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Operations at County Event Center Support Regional COVID-19 Response

The County of San Mateo announced that critical and much-needed medical supplies are being brought to the San Mateo County Event Center where a field hospital will be established to prepare for the possibility our local hospitals will need additional capa...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Restrictions in Place at City Parks - Please Stay Close to Home

Restrictions in Place at City Parks - Please Stay Close to Home

We know the spread of COVID-19 is affecting everyone and we’re very appreciative of people who have been abiding by the shelter in place orders. As we all work to curb the spread of ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Let's Recreate from Home! Virtual Storytimes, Activities & More

It’s a virtual world these days and although our doors are closed, we’re here for you virtually! We’re creating fresh content and our staff are sharing some of their favorite resources to keep you occupied while we stay home ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Help by Volunteering & Donating During COVID-19 Outbreak

Wow San Mateo! You sure are generous and we LOVE your volunteer spirit. We want to help make sure our community is able to help those in need in a safe way, that is mindful of health risks and keeping our at-risk populations protected. Check out to help.

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Resources for Businesses and Employees

Due to COVID-19, many businesses are facing financial hardships and many individuals are facing unemployment. The City has compiled information on government loan programs, financial tools, and local resources to help people navigate this difficult time

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

City Facilities are Closed to the Public

Due to the County Health Officer's mandate to shelter-in-place, the City will be restricting access to City facilities by the public and offering only limited non-essential services. Staff in non-essential roles will be working remotely, if feasible.

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

You Count! Participate in Census 2020

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The national Census is coming up and it’s critically important all San Mateo residents participate. The count is used to make a lot of important decisions that affect our community – including ...

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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: March 12, 2020

RV's to House individuals at the Event Center

To provide appropriate care and protect public health, the County of San Mateo is using space at the Event Center to house individuals who need alternative housing and do not warrant hospitalization.

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Coronavirus Updates from City of San Mateo, County Health

The County of San Mateo is working closely with state and local agencies to monitor and respond to COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and San Mateo County Health remain the best resources for current information and public health tips.

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Visit Our eLibrary

Digital Doors Always Open

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: August 29, 2019

RBdigital - Electronic Magazines

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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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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

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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: March 9, 2020

Census 2020 - Everyone Counts

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Every 10 years, the federal government is required to count all residents in the United States, citizens and noncitizens alike, through a national census. The next national census is in April 2020. The information is used to make sure everyone is equally ...

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Pronunciator

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Pronunciator is a fun way to learn a new language with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music and more!  Plus, ESL students can access English language lessons in 50 non-English languages. 

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Ebsco Databases

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

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Consumer Reports

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Make better purchasing decisions by searching Consumer Reports online through our EBSCO databases.  Find ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.

All three of the San Mateo City Libraries also ...

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Posted on: June 29, 2019

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