About Us


The San Mateo County Library is a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) and comprised of the cities of Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Millbrae, Pacifica, Portola Valley, San Carlos, Woodside, and the unincorporated areas of the county.


Library policies are set by the Library Administration and the Joint Powers Authority (JPA) Governing Board. Policies provide the structure for the implementation of the Library's Mission, Vision, and Strategic Plan.  

Library Services

The San Mateo County Library offers a wide range of services, resources and programs to meet the needs of the residents in the community.

Get a Card

Your library card is your key to the resources the Library has to offer. Learn how to get one.


Information about current San Mateo County Library job openings and recruitments.


Read articles about San Mateo County Library in the news.

Press Releases

Read our press releases about new events or services.

Get Involved

Help San Mateo County Library by becoming a donor, volunteer, or friend of the library.

Request For Proposals (RFPs)/Request For Quotations (RFQs)

Information on how you can do business with San Mateo County Library through our current Request For Proposals (RFPs)/Request For Quotations (RFQs).