Foster City Library


Anna Koch

Library Manager
650.574.4842 x227



1000 East Hillsdale Boulevard
Foster City, CA 94404


Foster City Library
650.574.4842 (v)
650.572.1875 (f)



Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
10 AM - 9 PM 10 AM - 9 PM 10 AM - 9 PM 10 AM - 6 PM 10 AM - 6 PM 10 AM - 5 PM 1 PM - 5 PM
Holiday Closures

Library Features


A vibrant community space. There are collections for children and adults in Russian, Hindi, Chinese, Spanish, and Japanese as well as English. There are many study tables, comfortable lounge reading chairs, public computers, a room for teens, a library for children, ample free parking and free WiFi access. Homework help with a professional tutor is available for free Monday through Thursday after school. Story times for children are presented Monday through Saturday, with a monthly bi-lingual story time in Mandarin and English. Programs and activities for all ages and interests are offered throughout the year.

Books and Donations

A used book store, managed by The Friends of the Foster City Library, is open during library hours. The Friends gladly accept donations of books in good condition to sell to raise money for library programs and activities.

Computer Services

Copy Machine

Disability Services

  • ADA computer: specialized PC with large monitor, font, keyboard mouse and joystick
  • Handicapped parking spaces
  • Accessible restrooms
  • ADA self-check
  • Accessible service desks

Homework Center

  • Help for grades 5 - 12. Professional tutor provides homework help on a drop in basis Monday – Thursday, 3:30-6:00 p.m.

Tax Resources

  • Librarians are trained to help patrons use the IRS website to get state and federal forms online.