San Carlos Library
San Carlos Library Manager
610 Elm Street
San Carlos, CA 94070
|10 AM - 9 PM||10 AM - 9 PM||10 AM - 9 PM||10 AM - 6 PM||10 AM - 6 PM||10 AM - 5 PM||1 PM - 5 PM|
- World Language collections in Chinese, Russian and Spanish
- Bilingual storytime 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
- Seasonal food and toy collection center
- Voted Best Story Time by Bay Area Parent magazine
- 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).
- Computers and Software
- 34 Internet PCs
- 6 Research PCs
- 2 Toddler PCs
- 6 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
Sidewalk ramp accessible from Cherry Street
- 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 tables.
The library has 1 meeting room that can be reserved for a maximum time of two hours per day for groups of 3 or more individuals.
The meeting room holds a maximum of 10 people.
Reservations can be made in person or via phone up to 1 month in advance.
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 people. Call Vicky Galea at San Carlos City Hall, 650.802.4311. More information on conference room rental can be found here.
Quiet Study Room
- The Quiet Study Room is intended for individual study and holds a maximum of 4 people at individual tables.
- No time limit or reservation needed to use the Quiet Study Room.
- 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
- Museum of San Carlos History
- 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