Support the San Mateo Library

Welcome to the San Mateo Public Library Foundation!

We are dedicated to raising both private and public funds to help support the dynamic, diverse and educational programs and services our Library has to offer.

Please explore our website and learn about what we do and how you can help us support the San Mateo Public Library.

News & Events

Summer Learning Programs

See what's in store for your student at the library this summer. Learn more»

Save the Date

Friends of the Library Book Sale

The annual Friends of the Library Book Sale is scheduled for September 19 - 21. Stop by to find a treasure.

Friends of the Library
Book Store Open at Library

Whenever library is open

Stop by the Friends of the Library book store in the library lobby to find gently used books for adults and children at great prices or shop from home for unique Friends of the Library items on Amazon by clicking here.

read our newsletter

Author's Gala 2014 a Success!

Wilson by A. Scott BergMore than 200 library supporters attended the Gala that featured Pulitzer prize-winning author A. Scott Berg, who discussed his newly released biography, Wilson.

Funds raised through the live auction and Fund-A-Need will enable the Main Library extend operating hours starting July 2014.

Click here to read a press release about the event. »
Click here to see pictures of the event »
Thank you to all our sponsors »

Library Opens Earlier!

Thanks to the success of the recent Authorís Gala the Main Library will be open at 10 am instead of 11 am Monday through Saturday. The Marina branch will be open at 1 pm on Monday and 10 on Saturday and the Hillsdale branch will open at 1 pm on Tuesday and 10 am on Saturday.

Library Opens Earlier!

Library Programs Make a Difference!
Youth Literacy Clinic

Youth Literacy Clinic

San Mateo Public Library partners with golfers to keep 'youth on course' for success.

Read to a Dog Program at the San Mateo Public Library

Read to a Dog

program is a collaboration with the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA and wildly popular with children.

Job Seekers Program at the San Mateo Public Library

Job Seekers

get volunteer guidance on job research, resumes and online job applications.

Free Computer and Internet Access at the San Mateo Public Library

Free Computer & Internet Access

is the gateway to information and staying connected to family, friends and world events.

Cultural Events at the Library celebrate the rich diversity of our community

Cultural Events

at the Library celebrate the rich diversity of our community

Registering first time card holders is one of many joyful programs serving our families and children.

Registering first time card holders

is one of many joyful programs serving our families and children.

San Mateo Public Library Foundation • 55 West Third Avenue • San Mateo, CA 94402 • Phone: 650-558-9100 • Email Us
Visit Us on Facebook Google Plus