Program: Adults

Adult Services

Events, services and resources for adults

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Voter Resources

Remember--every vote counts, so make sure you're ready for our upcoming primary election!

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!

The Washington Post Online - Now Available

We are pleased to announce customers now have unlimited digital access to from any internet connected device.

Life Skills Toolkit: First Aid

Feb 27th | 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a monthly course on the essentials of living, led by an expert in their field! Our topic for February is First Aid. Ages 14+

Norooz Persian New Year Celebration

Mar 14th | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Art Center Auditorium
Join us as we celebrate Norooz (Persian New Year) and welcome spring.

It's Tax Season!

Tax time is here again and the Palo Alto City Library is here to help you locate the information you need to file!

Library Testing New eBook App

The Library is beginning public testing of SimplyE, a single app for accessing eBooks and Audiobooks from multiple digital book providers.

Get Productive!

We've got books filled with tips and advice to help you be more productive at work, school, and every aspect of your life.

Staff Picks: Adult Mystery

Want to know what PACL staff is reading? Here is a selection of Adult Mystery titles recommended by our library staff!

Books for Entrepreneurs, by Women

See our picks written by strong women who have overcome obstacles to find success.

Vintage Media Lab

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

Consumer Reports

The well regarded consumer guide Consumer Reports can be accessed via two online sources, Flipster and Ebsco Discovery.


Freegal is free and legally downloadable music and music videos. Use your five credits per month to build your custom music library!
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