Palo Alto Libraries

Palo Alto Library Locations

Main Library
Located at: 1213 Newell Rd
Hours: M-W: 10-9, Th: 12-9, Fri-Sat: 10-6, Sun: 1-5
The broadest selection of reference materials, magazines, newspapers, nonfiction, adult fiction and media. The Guy Miller Archives of the Palo Alto Historical Association are located here. Has free wireless access and loaner laptops.
Children's Library
Located at: 1276 Harriet Street
Hours: M-W: 10-6, Th: 12-6, Fri-Sat: 10-5, Sun: 1-5
Intended to serve the needs of children from birth through the 5th grade. Carries picture books, beginning readers, classic and contemporary children's fiction, non-fiction, children's magazines and media. The library can help with advice, research, and curriculum support. It offers internet stations, a preschool computer, and wireless access.
Mitchell Park Library
Located at: 3700 Middlefield Road
Hours: Mon: 11-9, Tues-Wed: 10-9, Fri-Sat: 10-6, Sun: 1-5
Broad selection of reference materials, nonfiction, fiction, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, Books-on-CD, and music CDs for all ages. Offers free wireless access, loaner laptops, and internet terminals.
Downtown Library
Located at: 270 Forest Ave
Hours: Tues-Wed: 11-6, Thurs: 12-7, Fri-Sat: 11-6, Sun-Mon: closed
Offers a small basic collection of books for adults including best sellers. It has a small assortment of magazines and newspapers and also carries DVDs and CDs. It has free wireless.
College Terrace Library
Located: 2300 Wellesley St
Hours: Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat: 11-6, Thurs & Sun: closed
Offers a small basic collection of books for adults including best sellers. It has a small collection of magazines and newspapers. Media collections include DVDs and CDs. There is a small collection of children's books and media. A volunteer-based story time is offered on a regular basis. Free wireless internet access.

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