New Brisbane Library Celebration


Let's Celebrate the New Brisbane Library!

After years of planning, the community’s vision for a new library has come to life. Now it’s time to celebrate! On October 23, we will have a grand celebration to mark the opening of this new community hub. 

Date & Time

Saturday, October 23
10 am- 5 pm

Come check out the amazing features of the new Brisbane Library. The library opened for limited in-house services once construction was finished in late April. Now, we welcome the community to join us in safely celebrating its completion. 

Join for a fun-filled day of guest speakers and engaging library programs for all ages. This celebration will be in person and will also be available to view online. 

Day of Activities

  • 3D Printing
  • Virtual Reality
  • Glow Forge
  • Sewing
  • Storytime
  • Musical performances
  • Arts and crafts

About the New Library

San Mateo County Libraries and our partners — the City of Brisbane, opens a new window and the County of San Mateo, opens a new window — worked hard to complete and open the new Brisbane Library to the public for the first time on April 22.

See all there is to see at the new Brisbane Library with a tour from our friendly team. We’ll be excited to show off the Children’s Area, Teen Space, History Room, Community Room and Makerspace, complete with 3D printer, GoPro camera kits and more inside. Outside, community members will find Courtyard Spaces and cues of the building’s sustainable design, like a 5,000-gallon rain tank expected to reduce indoor water use by 77%. There is also a beautiful mural in the library courtyard painted by Precita Eyes, a project led by the Friends of the Brisbane Library which captures historical and present-day scenes of Brisbane.

Down to its design, the new Brisbane Library was made for the community. The new Brisbane Library’s 7,670-square-foot layout is meant to echo the city itself, with a connected community feel and commitment to sustainability, designed to be a Zero Net Energy building. 

We can’t wait to welcome you to enjoy this new library, complete with an expanded collection!