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Main Library


Main Library

Palo Alto City Library


A collection of 132,000 items including large print and foreign language books, magazines and newspapers, DVDs, audio and video cassettes, compact discs, paperbacks, talking books and telephone directories. Business as well as research reference is available. Also offers consumer information, photocopiers, bus schedules and the files of the Palo Alto Historical Association and Internet PCs.


Public Transit:

VTA stops within 4 blocks.
1213 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303 37.444609 -122.138615 Libraries

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Cantonese
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Accessibility Options:

  • Wheelchair



None for use of library and check out of materials. Fees are charged for copying and fines are levied for overdue materials. Cash, checks, credit cards and online payments accepted.


Resident of California to obtain a library card

How to Apply:

Online or walk in. Proof of residency in California required to receive a library card.

Service Wait Estimate:

No wait.

Service Areas:

  • Palo Alto