Atherton Library

Francisco Vargas

Library Manager
650.328.2422 x227



2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane
Atherton, CA 94027


Atherton Library
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650.328.2422 (v)
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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
10 AM - 8 PM 10 AM - 8 PM 10 AM - 8 PM 10 AM - 6 PM 10 AM - 6 PM 10 AM - 5 PM 1 PM - 5 PM
Holiday Closures

Library Features


  • We have a beautiful secret garden beneath historic trees behind the library--it is a perfect natural setting for reading or wireless computing.
  • Our library is home to an extensive cookbook collection. Explore the cuisines of the world and the techniques of the masters.

Books and Donations

  • Donations are accepted some of the time, depending on available storage space. Books should be in good condition, not outdated. Audio-visual items accepted, no magazines.
  • Books are sold during library open hours.

Computer Services

Copy Machine

Disability Services

  • Handicapped parking space
  • Accessible restrooms

Tax Resources

  • Binders of reproducible tax forms are available year round to be copied.
  • Paper copies of some tax forms and instruction booklets are available January through April each year.


  • Paws for Tales with the Peninsula Humane Society
  • End-of-Summer-Reading-Club Carnival with the help of Atherton Police, Atherton/Menlo Park Fire District and the Atherton Arts Committee
  • Ongoing Art Exhibits with the Atherton Arts Committee  
  • Atherton Garden Guild provides weekly flowers/plants for the library service desk
  • Homeless Cat Network adoption days
  • SMCo Sheriff's Dept. -- T.A.I.L.S. program
  • Lawyers in the Library monthly series with the San Mateo County Bar Association
  • United States Census Bureau Be Counted program
  • The San Francisco Giants "Read to Win" program