San Carlos Library
San Carlos Library Manager
610 Elm Street
San Carlos, CA 94070
- World Language collections in Chinese, Hindi, Russian and Spanish
- Bilingual story time in Spanish and Chinese
- Large music CD and Book on CD collections
- Internet Instruction, Resume Writing and other life skills classes offered
- Appointments can be made with librarians for library research skill questions
- Vending machines for food and drink
- Seasonal food and toy collection center
- Voted Best Story Time by Bay Area Parent magazine
- 5 star Yelp.com user rating
- 24 hour open book donation drop off point located in the underground parking garage accessed via Cherry Street. Look for white caged area. Donations receipts attached to the cage. Magazines, textbooks, encyclopedias and materials in poor condition are not accepted.
- The Friends of the San Carlos Library Bookstore on the first floor of the San Carlos Library is open during library open hours.
- The Friends of the San Carlos Library host a book sale on the third Sunday of every month from 1 - 4 PM in their offices on the second floor.
- For Monetary donations click here (pdf).
- Automatic Payment Machine is available
- Computers and Software
- 1 ADA PC
- 40 Internet PCs
- 8 Research PCs
- Laptop computers are available for 2 hour use inside the library. Please ask at the service desk.
- Internet Manager software manages computer signups and reservations
- Computer Reservations are recommended M-F 3-5 PM
- Wireless Access is available
- Handicapped parking spaces
- Accessible restrooms
- ADA computer: specialized PC with large monitor, font, keyboard mouse and joystick
Sidewalk ramp accessible from Cherry Street
Homebound delivery service
- Help for grades K - 8 via Healthy Cities tutoring program sponsored by the San Carlos School District, City of San Carlos, Friends of the San Carlos Library and other funding sources. Tutors may use library study rooms.
The library has 3 study/meeting rooms that can be reserved for a maximum time of two hours per day.
Reservations can be made in person or via phone up to 3 months in advance.
Study Room A holds a maximum of 2 people. Study Room B holds a maximum of 3 people. Study Room C holds a maximum of 10 people with one adult required to be present.
The City of San Carlos reserves Conference Rooms A and B on the second floor for a fee. The maximum capacity of these rooms is 200. Call Vicky Galea at San Carlos City Hall, 650.802.4311. More information on conference room rental can be found here.
- Selected popular IRS and California state tax forms and instruction booklets are available during tax season. Most forms can also be downloaded and printed using our computer stations.
- Healthy Cities Tutoring is a nonprofit organization that provides San Carlos School District elementary and middle school children tutoring and mentoring from community volunteers. The Friends of the San Carlos Library provides grant support to the organization.
- The Reading Bug book store give 10% discounts to anyone who donates a book to the San Carlos Library. Watch for author events sponsored by The Reading Bug at the Library!
- Art in Action - student art work display
- The San Francisco Giants "Read to Win" program
- Lawyers in the Library monthly series with the San Mateo County Bar Association.
- San Carlos Adult Center
- San Mateo County Psychological Association
- BAM (Bay Association of Mentors)
- Stanford Health Library
- Alzheimer’s Association
- California Native Plants Society
- Asian Art Museum
- De Young
- San Mateo County Bar Association
- Parent’s Place
- San Carlos Youth Center
- Museum of Craft and Folk Art
- San Carlos Unified School District
- Central Middle School
- Tierra Linda Middle School
- San Carlos Charter Learning Center
- Abilities United
- Art in Action
- Catholic Charities CYO
- Community Gate Path
- Overeater’s Anonymous
- Palo Alto Medical Foundation
- Peet’s Coffee
- Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA
- San Carlos Belmont Mother’s Club
- San Carlos Chamber of Commerce
- San Carlos History Museum
- Second Harvest Food Bank
- City of San Carlos
- San Mateo County
- Friends of the San Carlos Library
- San Carlos Chamber of Commerce
- San Carlos School District
- Hiller Aviation Museum