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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: July 24, 2019

The Main Library's Children's Area Will Be Temporarily Closed Starting August 4

Under Construction

The San Mateo Public Library will be beginning the Space Modification Project to update the Children’s Area of the Main Library in August!

This will be the first large scale update to the Children’s Area of the Main Library since the library’s grand openin...

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Children's Area Closure Notice Library
Posted on: May 29, 2019

Summer Learning Challenge

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Read books and complete activities all summer and earn prizes!  To complete the challenge read for 30 blocks of 20 minutes and try 6 activities.  

  • All reading counts - try fiction, nonfiction, comic books, magazines, audiobooks, and even ...
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Posted on: June 29, 2019

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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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