The San Mateo County Library eBranch provides a limited number of links to websites not owned or managed by the San Mateo County Library (SMCL). SMCL has not participated in the development of these other sites and does not exert any editorial or other control over these sites. SMCL is providing these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the Library or any association with their operators. SMCL is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites.

Some of the criteria considered when selecting linked sites include:

  • The primary intent of the website is to educate or inform.
  • The site's owner or sponsor is easily identifiable, and contact information is provided.
  • The site does not charge for access.
  • The site does not promote a specific religious, political, or social agenda.
  • The site provides timely/current information or information with historical value.
  • The site’s pages are well organized and easy to navigate.
  • The information and services provided are consistently of high quality.

SMCL does not guarantee that its web site, the server that makes it available, or any links from its site to other web sites are free of viruses or other harmful components.