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Pick up your holds using our Sidewalk Service by booking an online appointment.
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Pick up your holds using our Sidewalk Service by appointment.
  • Mitchell Park Library
  • Rinconada Library

Virtual Events

Featured Event

Virtual Storytimes

Your favorite librarians are back to bring you LIVE storytimes on Facebook! Join us Monday-Friday at 11 AM for fun stories, songs & more.

Virtual Events

Using the Library During the Pandemic

We're offering a variety of services during the Covid-19 pandemic, including Sidewalk Services, virtual events and online resources.

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PACL at Home

Visit our Youtube channel for sing alongs, read alouds, craft videos, and more!

Voter Resources

Remember--EVERY VOTE COUNTS, so make sure you're ready to vote this November 3, or earlier!

Printed magazines are back!

Find it online and place a hold through our new sidewalk service. No electricity required (unless you prefer to read in the dark).

eLibrary - Always Open

New Online Items

Life Hacks

Palo Alto Reads 2020

Join our community read & discussion of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.

Tell Us What Types of Virtual Events You Want

We're developing virtual events and we'd like your input on the types of topics, events, and community spaces that resonate with you most.

Make 2020 Census Count Palo Alto

The Census is coming and we need to make sure that everyone in Palo Alto is counted, so we get our share of federal funding!

Tunes & Flicks

UNAFF 2020: The Power of Empathy

The 23rd UNAFF will be held online from October 15-25. This year continues a celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Browse staff picks, new titles, and more

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