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Children's Library


Children's Library

Palo Alto City Library


The children's collection, serving children through 5th grade, contains a variety of fiction and nonfiction books, large print books, paperbacks, books of nursery rhymes and folk and fairy tales, readers, board books, magazines, circulating encyclopedias, Spanish and Chinese children's books, CDs, DVDs, CD-ROMs and wireless Internet access.


Public Transit:

VTA stops within 1 block.
1276 Harriet, Palo Alto, CA 94301 37.4447833 -122.1449182 Libraries

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Spanish

Accessibility Options:

  • Wheelchair



None for use of library and check out of materials. Fees are charged for photocopying. Fines are levied for overdue materials. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.


Children, parents, caregivers, teachers, authors and other adults interested in children's literature


Resident of California to obtain a library card

How to Apply:

Walk in. Proof of residency in California and a photo ID required to receive a free library card. No age minimum, but a parent's or guardian's signature and identification is required for children age 13 and under.

Service Wait Estimate:

No wait.

Service Areas:

  • Palo Alto