San Mateo County Libraries Add Film Streaming Service, Kanopy

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Nicole Pasini, Deputy Director of Library Services San Mateo County Libraries (650) 312-5251 San Mateo, CA – San Mateo County Libraries now offer library users free access to the popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy as of January 5, 2018. With a San Mateo County library card, patrons […]

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Stream Award-Winning Movies With Your Library Card

San Mateo County patrons now have access to more than 30,000 films for free through Kanopy! All you need is your library card to watch award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, cinema classics, and movies from around the world. Kanopy offers a “Netflix-like” experience for streaming movies. You can watch Kanopy movies from any computer, […]

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San Mateo County Libraries Introduce New Fine-Free Card for Seniors

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Nicole Pasini, Deputy Director of Library Services San Mateo County Libraries (650) 312-5251 San Mateo, CA – Beginning January 1, 2018, San Mateo County Libraries will automatically waive any late fines on county library materials for individuals age 62 and older. The Senior Library Card program is available […]

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No More Late Fees for 62+

Starting January 1, 2018, San Mateo County Libraries are waiving any late fines on county library materials for individuals age 62 and older. The Senior Library Card program is available to patrons that live in the San Mateo County Libraries service area (Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Millbrae, Pacifica, […]

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Fine-Free Youth Library Cards

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Anne-Marie Despain, Director of Library Services San Mateo County Libraries (650) 312-5258 What’s cooler than being cool? Having a library card! September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when San Mateo County Libraries joins other public libraries across the nation to promote library services and make sure that everyone […]

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Outside the Lines

When’s the last time you said hello to your library? It’s time we reintroduced ourselves. San Mateo County Libraries joins more than 200 libraries and organizations worldwide to participate in Outside the Lines, a week-long grassroots initiative – September 11-17, 2016 – celebrating the creativity and innovation happening in libraries. Together we're working towards shifting perceptions of […]

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New Youth Library Cards

San Mateo County Libraries provides creative educational spaces for learners from birth to high school and beyond. We also offer opportunities for students of all ages to expand their knowledge and explore creative pursuits. Students can turn to our libraries for programs, classes, Makerspaces, resources, and knowledgeable library staff that support academic achievement. “Peninsula libraries offer an incredible array of collections, […]

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Library Card Sign-Up Month

A library card is the coolest card around and September just so happens to be Library Card Sign-up Month. Every September, San Mateo County Libraries and the Peninsula Library System join with the American Library Association to make sure that everyone in our communities has a free library card, which is an all access pass […]

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SMCL to Partner With the Housing Authority in Support of Early Literacy

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Shelly Hausman, Communications Manager San Mateo County Libraries (650) 312-5258 San Mateo County Libraries (SMCL) and the Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo (Housing Authority) are partnering to accelerate children's literacy and learning in the home. The agencies are working together to provide early literacy and learning […]

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