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PACL Wins 2019 Top Innovator Award

The Urban Libraries Council has recognized Palo Alto City Library's work with robotics with its 2019 Top Innovator Award.

Kids & Teens

Noon Years Eve Celebration

Dec 31st | 11:30am - 12:30pm
Mitchell Park Library
Don't want to stay up until midnight to ring in the new year? Then join us for a "Noon" Year's Eve celebration in the Midtown Room.

What's New

New Publisher Terms Impact Access

Recent decisions by publishers are impacting the Library’s ability to meet customer demand for eBooks.

Life Hacks

Vintage Media Lab

This new service provides equipment to digitize all of your memories that are captured in older media formats.

Book Club Kits

Is your book club looking for its next title? Then check out a Book Club Kit! Search “book club kit” in our catalog for a list of titles.


Brainfuse is an online homework and study tools suite for kids and adults.

Tunes & Flicks

More from Chang-dong Lee

If you liked Chang-dong Lee's film Burning, the library offers two of his films to stream. Watch Oasis (2002) or Poetry (2010) tonight.

Browse staff picks, new titles, and more

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