Use these links to find other public, academic, and special libraries in the Bay Area.
The Bay Area has a wealth of libraries of various types, from public and academic libraries to special libraries like those devoted to health or geology for example. Below is a listing of some of these libraries. Feel free to visit them and see what they have to offer. Remember, it will be necessary for you to get their library card to use their services.
- Los Gatos Library
- Mountain View Public Library
- Palo Alto Library
- San Jose Public Library
- Santa Clara City Library
- Santa Clara County Library District (The library system whose website you are currently visiting.)
- Sunnyvale Public Library
- Alameda County Library
- Alameda Free Library
- Berkeley Public Library
- Hayward Public Library
- Livermore Public Library
- Oakland Public Library
- Pleasanton Public Library
- San Leandro Public Library
- Harrison Memorial Library
- Monterey County Free Libraries
- Monterey Public Library
- Pacific Grove Public Library
- Salinas Public Library
- San Benito County Free Library
- San Juan Bautista City Library
- Santa Cruz Public Libraries
- Watsonville Public Library
- Burlingame Public Library
- Daly City Public Library
- Menlo Park Public Library
- Redwood City Public Library
- San Bruno Public Library
- San Mateo County Libraries
- San Mateo Public Library
- South San Francisco Library
San Francisco Public Library
- Aiso Library, Defense Language Institute
- Cabrillo College Library
- California State University East Bay Library
- California State University Monterey Bay Library
- Cañada College Library
- Chabot/Los Positas College Library
- College of San Mateo Library
- DeAnza College Library
- Evergreen Valley College Library
- Foothill College Library
- Gavilan College Library
- Hartnell College Library
- Mission College Library
- Monterey Institute of International Studies Library
- Monterey Peninsula College Library
- Naval Postgraduate School, Dudley Knox Library
- Ohlone College Library
- San Jose City College, Cesar E. Chavez Library
- San Jose State University Library
- Santa Clara University Library
- Skyline College Library
- Stanford University Libraries
- University of California at Berkeley Library
- University of California at Santa Cruz Library
- West Valley College Library
- Books Aloud -- Talking books for visually, physically, and learning disabled individuals.
- Braille and Talking Books, California State Library -- Braille, cassettes, talking books, magazines, and playback equipment for Northern California residents unable to read conventional print.
- National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped -- administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States as well as eligible U.S. citizens living abroad.
- San Jose State University Library
- Santa Clara University, Orradre Library
- Stanford University, Jonsson Library of Government Documents
- University of California at Berkeley, Government Information
Health Libraries Open to the Public
- Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Health Libraries and Resource Centers
- Health Library & Resource Center of Los Gatos
- Stanford Health Library
- Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Library -- An educational resource library open to the public.
- Santa Clara County Law Library -- This website presents basic information about the collection and services of SCCLL.
- Sonoma County Wine Library -- Information on wine, grape growing, and the wine business.
- Sunnyvale Public Library Patent and Trademark Services -- Information on patents and trademarks.
- U.S. Geological Survey Library -- A library devoted to the earth sciences.