During these uncertain times, how can we help?

As the world leader in volunteerism we feel a responsibility to unite our broader community, and to use this moment to become stronger.

See below to access our COVID-19 Resource Hub, and to explore our growing directory of COVID-19-specific and virtual volunteering opportunities.
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Mission Statement

The San Mateo Public Library is a wonderful destination with a comprehensive collection of resources and services and a friendly professional staff to help the community discover, enjoy, connect and learn in an ever-changing world. Our Mission To offer quality library services and programs to a diverse community; To promote literacy and ongoing learning; To provide resources that preserve the past, reflect the present and explore the future; To serve as a gateway to information through technology.


Join the many people who share their time and talents as members of our San Mateo Library Team. As a library volunteer, you can make a difference every day. We need volunteers who will share their love of books, language and culture; volunteers who enjoy working with staff to assist customers in using the Library's many new resources. See current Volunteer Opportunities and Apply Now.


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Would you recommend San Mateo Public Library - Main Library?

by Steve S. (February 19, 2020)
Huge library with amazing staff. Well kept, friendly environment.
by Merlin K. (August 8, 2019)
Volunteering helped me with my career and also gave a boost on my resume. Apart from that the people are really helpful if you have any questions.
by David B. (August 3, 2018)
This will helpful with your volunterring and applying to the best private colleges.