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San Carlos Library


San Carlos Library

San Mateo County Libraries

Offers general library services and resources.


Offers general library services and resources including fiction and nonfiction books, reference service for children and adults, large-print books, magazines, CDs, books on CD, Spanish, Russian, Hindi and Chinese materials, DVDs and digital books. Forty Internet stations and printer are available for public use as well as a Closed Circuit Television Magnification System (CCTV) which enlarges type for persons with low vision. The library has wireless Internet access. The county library serves residents of unincorporated areas and those cities without city libraries which are taxed by the county for library services. The county library branches participate in the Peninsula Library System.


Public Transit:

SAMTRANS stops within 1 block, CALTRAIN station within 3 blocks.
610 Elm Street, San Carlos, CA 94070 37.5036682 -122.2624266 Libraries

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Chinese
  • Spanish

Accessibility Options:

  • Disabled Parking
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair



$1 for replacement of lost library card, $.75 for item reserves, $5 for interlibrary loan of materials outside of county, $.15 for black and white printer copies with first three pages free, $.40 for color copies. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.


Resident of California to obtain a library card

How to Apply:

To receive a library card present a valid photo ID and proof of name and address to verify residency requirement. Can preregister on the PLS Web site.

Service Wait Estimate:

No wait.

Service Areas:

  • San Carlos
  • San Mateo County