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Library Services

Looking for a particular service?  Below we have curated some of the most frequently asked-for services. Click on the icon to access more information.

Available Equipment

We offer laptops, personal wireless devices, accessibility equipment, and more for use in the libraries or to take home. Click here to view a listing.

Bilingual Storytime

We offer Bilingual Storytime six days a week throughout the system. Click here to download a printable list of storytimes and locations.

International Languages

Looking for materials in other languages? Click here for a list of languages and locations offered.

Find Your Lawmakers

Click here to access the County of San Mateo’s resource for finding your elected representative.

Learn to Read

Our libraries offer free tutoring for adults who want to improve their reading. Click here to find a program near you.

Library Links for Education

Are you a student looking for educational databases offered through the schools? Click here for more information.

Legal Assistance

We’ve curated this list of legal assistance providers in San Mateo County. Click here for more information.

Reserve a Computer

All PLS libraries offer computer/Internet stations for public use on a drop-in basis. Check the list to view locations with reservable computers.

SMC Connect

Check out our list of services available in San Mateo County, including government and veteran’s assistance, childcare, counseling, emergency services and legal assistance.