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San Mateo Public Library Foundation

55 West Third Avenue

San Mateo, CA 94402

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With the investment by donors to the Foundation, The San Mateo Public Library has the resources to be proactive, to serve as a community catalyst, and push for innovation.


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Donations to the Library Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law.


Tax Identification Number: 94-3191775 

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Legacy Fund donors ensure the library will be here for generations to come.

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Other Ways to Support
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Book Donations

Donations of books, videos, CDs and DVDs in good condition will either be added to the Library’s collection or given to the Friends of the Library for resale in the daily book sale at the Main Library. All proceeds from the Friends’ book sales support the San Mateo Public Library Foundation.

Click here to find the guidelines for donations of books and other media >

Amazon Smile

You can support the Library Foundation by shopping online! Login at the link below and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to our organization.


AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

Amazon will only make this donation if you sign into Amazon Smile – not Amazon.com or the mobile app – every time you shop.

San Mateo
Public Library Foundation




55 West Third Avenue

San Mateo, CA 94402


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