We Love Libraries!

Libraries are amazing community resources for more than just a fresh book. They provide robust online offerings, give access to supplies, and create a variety of community gathering events. And, even better, most Bay Area libraries offer free cards to any California resident, regardless of whether or not you live in the community. You'll need to apply for your library card in person, but once you have it, you'll have access to a wide variety of services. The information we've provided here is just the tip of the iceberg; we strongly recommend talking with a librarian to find out even more about what each system and branch has to offer.

Overdrive Books & Audiobooks

Check out books and audiobooks to read on the go! Send them to your ereader or tablet, or use the Overdrive app on your phone to access thousands of titles, from kids' books to the latest bestsellers.

Discover & Go

Check out passes to visit some of the Bay Area's most popular attractions with free or discounted admission. Includes Bay Area Discovery Museum, California Academy of Sciences, Chabot Space and Science Center, CuriOdyssey, Children's Creativity Museum, de Young Museum, Exploratorium, Lawrence Hall of Science, and more!

Tool Lending Library

Nobody wants to invest in equipment that you'll only need to use once or twice. Instead, check out the tools you need for for a week at no cost! Available equipment ranges from awls, clamps, and screwdrivers to jackhammers, soldering guns, and tile saws.

Brush up on a language you used to know or learn something entirely new with free online courses from popular language programs including Rosetta Stone, Pronunciator, and Mango. More than 80 languages are available for study, from widespread languages like Spanish and Mandarin to more obscure tongues like Sinhala and Urdu.   

Language Courses

Take some seeds to try a new crop in your backyard; when it's harvested, bring some seeds back to keep the plant sharing love going!

Seed Lending Library