Local Interest Collections

This collection has items in print and digital formats. The digital collection contains historical Palo Alto newspapers and locally-created unique content, such as:

  • Photographs
  • Writings
  • Documents
  • Other materials

Full-text digital scans are searchable by keyword, name, place, and publishing year.

The physical collection contains books by Palo Alto residents or books about Palo Alto, many of which can be checked out. Housed exclusively at the Rinconada Library.

Historical Palo Alto newspapers on original microfilm also stored at Rinconada Library.