Marin County Free Library System

Iwant to take a moment to give the Marin County Free Library system a big shout out for the amazingly painless system they have created that gives Marin residents a tremendous tool with which to continue learning. Their online system offers: Books (digital and hard copy), movies, magazines, music, and is very simple to use. All you need is a library card, a computer or smart phone loaded with the Marin County Free Library App. There are 20 libraries in the system including the Dominican University and College of Marin libraries. I typically use my smart phone app to search for the book I am interested in, put a hold on it, and ask to pick it up at the Dominican University Library which is a 5 minute walk from my home. I receive an email when the book arrives. When finished I can return it to the Dominican or any of the other Marin libraries. To date, I have found every book I’ve been interested in, including recently published books. If you haven’t already, I highly recommend that you give it a try. It’s very satisfying and after all it’s FREE! Andrew Carnegie who is considered by many to be the father of the US library system and donated significant amounts of money to this cause (including $25,000 to the San Rafael Public Library) had this to say about libraries:

“A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.”

Here is a link to the website:


Bolinas Library 14 Wharf Road [Mail: PO Box 508] Bolinas 94924 415.868.1171

Civic Center Library 3501 Civic Center Drive, #427 San Rafael 94903 415.473.6057

Corte Madera Library 707 Meadowsweet Drive Corte Madera 94925 415.924.3515

Fairfax Library 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Fairfax 94930 415.453.8151

Inverness Library 15 Park Avenue [Mail: PO Box 160] Inverness 94937 415.669.1288

Marin City Library 164 Donahue Street Marin City 94965 415.332.6158

Novato Library 1720 Novato Blvd. Novato 94947 415.473.2050

Point Reyes Station Library 11431 State Route One [Mail: PO Box 1330] Point Reyes Station 415.663.8375

South Novato Library 931 C Street Novato 94949 415.506.3165

Stinson Beach Library 3521 Shoreline Highway [Mail: PO Box 578] Stinson Beach 94970 415.868.0252

Belvedere-Tiburon Library 1501 Tiburon Blvd. Tiburon 94920 415.789.2665

College of Marin, Kentfield Library Learning Resources Center, 2nd Floor 835 College Avenue Kentfield 94904 415.485.9656

College of Marin, Indian Valley 1800 Ignacio Blvd. Main Building, 1st Floor, Room 124 Novato 94949 415.883.2211, Ext. 8505

Dominican University Library 50 Acacia Avenue San Rafael 94901 415.485.3251

Larkspur Public Library 400 Magnolia Avenue Larkspur 94939 415.927.5005

Mill Valley Public Library 375 Throckmorton Avenue Mill Valley 94941 415.389.4292

San Anselmo Library 110 Tunstead Avenue San Anselmo 94960 415.258.4656

San Rafael Public Library 1100 E Street San Rafael 94901 415.485.3323

Pickleweed Library (San Rafael) 50 Canal Street San Rafael 94901 415.485.3483

Sausalito Public Library 420 Litho Street Sausalito 94965 415.289.4121

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