Temporary Atherton Library Closure

Progress continues on the new Atherton Library, and we are thrilled to take the next steps in preparation for the big move into our beautiful new library!

The temporary library will be closed starting on Sunday, December 5, for a 2-3 month period. The new library is set to open sometime in Spring 2022.

We're pleased to offer mail-out services of your holds during this time to ensure you can continue reading and exploring with San Mateo County Libraries.

  • Items already on hold at Atherton Library will simply be mailed to you.
  • Any future items placed on hold and selected for pickup at Atherton Library will automatically be mailed to you.
  • Additionally, you can schedule your holds for pickup at any of our other 12 libraries. You can also visit our other libraries for browsing, computer use, or in-person service during this time.

Thank you for your understanding. If you need any help at all during this time, please connect with our Customer Care team at 1-833-YES-SMCL (1-833-937-7625) from 10 AM - 8 PM, Monday through Tuesday, and 10 AM - 5 PM, Wednesday through Saturday.

Remember, we are always open at smcl.org. We look forward to welcoming you to the new Atherton Library soon.