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Behavior Guidelines
Here are some guidelines for ensuring that the library is a comfortable, welcoming place for all.

Community Information
See what's going on in your community.

Check out the services and resources available to homeschooling families.

Homework Help
Kids and teens can get homework help via live tutors, recommended web links, and more.

Internet Safety
San Mateo County Library staff encourages parents to discuss online safety and privacy with their children. Below are some excellent resources you can use to help your child or teen learn to stay safer online.

Kindergarten Readiness (PDF, 1.59 MB)
Information on how to prepare your child for a successful kindergarten adventure and school journey.

Library Card Services
If you live anywhere in San Mateo County, applying for a library card is simple.

Museum Passes
San Mateo County Library now offers free museum passes to the Asian Art Museum.

Parenting Groups
View this list of parenting groups in San Mateo County and the Greater Bay Area.

Privacy Policy
The San Mateo County Library values you as a customer and takes your personal privacy seriously. This Privacy Policy describes information we may collect and explains how we use the personal information we collect from you.

Rainy Day Activities
Bad weather? Looking for family craft activities? Here are places to take the kids in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and online.

Storytimes and Kids' Events
See a schedule of upcoming library events, including storytimes, special performances, craft activities, and meetings.

Unattended Children Policy
San Mateo County Library welcomes children of all ages to use library resources and attend programs; however, parents and guardians need to be aware that staff cannot be responsible for unattended children.

San Mateo County Library has many volunteer opportunities.