Peninsula Library System
LocationSan Mateo County, California
Established1971; 53 years ago (1971)
Access and use
Population served718,451
Other information
DirectorCarol Frost[2]

The Peninsula Library System (PLS) is a consortium of public and community college libraries[3] in San Mateo County, California, United States, which serves the part of the San Francisco Bay Area known as "The Peninsula". The system has dozens of branches in local communities and at various area community colleges, a bookmobile, and automated book kiosks called Library-a-Go-Go.[4]

The Peninsula Library System's mission states that it "strengthens local libraries through cooperation, enabling them to provide better service to their diverse communities."

Member libraries

Peninsula Library System is a consortium of libraries, whose members are the branches of the San Mateo County Libraries, individual city libraries and their branches, and area community college libraries.

There are two branches in Burlingame: One main library, and one at Easton. The PLS includes the libraries at Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College. There are four branches in Daly City: The John D. Daly branch on Hillside, the Bayshore branch, the Serramonte branch, and the Westlake branch. Menlo Park has both a main branch and a branch at Belle Haven. The Downtown Library, Schaberg Branch Library, and Redwood Shores Branch Library comprise the three library locations in the community of Redwood City. San Mateo has a main downtown location plus two minor branches, while South San Francisco has two self-titled branches, both a main branch and one on Grand Avenue. Pacifica has two branches at Sanchez and Sharp Park. The remaining cities—San Bruno, Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Millbrae, San Carlos, Woodside, and Portola Valley—have one location each.

Member system Branch Street Address City ZIP Telephone Image
Burlingame Public Library[5] Burlingame Main 480 Primrose Road Burlingame 94010 (650)558‑7400 Burlingame Main
Easton 1800 Easton Drive Burlingame 94010 (650)340‑6180 Easton
Community College Libraries Cañada College[6] 4200 Farm Hill Boulevard Redwood City 94061 (650)306‑3267 Cañada College Library
College of San Mateo[7] 1700 West Hillsdale Boulevard San Mateo 94402 (650)574‑6100 College of San Mateo Library
Skyline College[8] 3300 College Drive San Bruno 94066 (650)738‑4311 Skyline College Library (Building 5)
Daly City Public Library[9] Bayshore 460 Martin Street Daly City 94014 (650)991‑8074
John Daly 134 Hillside Boulevard Daly City 94014 (650)991‑8073
Serramonte Main 40 Wembley Drive Daly City 94015 (650)991‑8023
Westlake 275 Southgate Avenue Daly City 94015 (650)991‑8071
Menlo Park Library[10] Menlo Park 800 Alma Street Menlo Park 94025 (650)330‑2500 Menlo Park
Belle Haven 413 Ivy Drive Menlo Park 94025 (650)330‑2540
Redwood City Public Library[11] Downtown 1044 Middlefield Road Redwood City 94063 (650)780‑7018 Redwood City Downtown Library
Redwood Shores 399 Marine Parkway Redwood City 94065 (650)780‑5740
Schaberg 2140 Euclid Avenue Redwood City 94061 (650)780‑7010 Schaberg Branch
San Bruno Public Library[12] San Bruno 701 Angus Avenue West San Bruno 94066 (650)616‑7078
San Mateo City Library[13] Hillsdale 205 West Hillsdale Boulevard San Mateo 94403 (650)522‑7880 Hillsdale Branch
San Mateo Main 55 West 3rd Avenue San Mateo 94402 (650)522‑7800 San Mateo Main
Marina 1530 Susan Court San Mateo 94403 (650)522‑7890 San Mateo - Marina
San Mateo County Libraries[14] Atherton 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane Atherton 94027 (650)328‑2422
Belmont 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas Belmont 94002 (650)591‑8286 Belmont Public Library
Bookmobile 620 Correas Street Half Moon Bay 94019 (650)726‑2316
Brisbane 250 Visitacion Avenue Brisbane 94005 (415)467‑2060
East Palo Alto 2415 University Avenue East Palo Alto 94303 (650)321‑7712
Foster City 1000 East Hillsdale Boulevard Foster City 94404 (650)574‑4842
Half Moon Bay 620 Correas Street Half Moon Bay 94019 (650)726‑2316
Millbrae 1 Library Avenue Millbrae 94030 (650)697‑7607
North Fair Oaks 2510 Middlefield Road Redwood City 94063 650-670-8778
Pacifica – Sanchez 1111 Terra Nova Boulevard Pacifica 94044 (650)359-3397
Pacifica – Sharp Park 104 Hilton Way Pacifica 94044 (650)355‑5196
Portola Valley 765 Portola Road Portola Valley 94028 (650)851‑0560 Portola Valley
San Carlos 610 Elm Street San Carlos 94070 (650)591‑0341
Woodside 3140 Woodside Road Woodside 94062 (650)851‑0147 Woodside Library
South San Francisco Public Library[15] Grand Avenue 306 Walnut Avenue South San Francisco 94080 (650)877‑8530 South SF Grand
South San Francisco Main 901 Civic Campus Way South San Francisco 94080 (650)829‑3860 South SF Main

See also


  1. ^ "About PLS". Peninsula Library System. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  2. ^ "About PLS". Peninsula Library System. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Peninsula Library System : About PLS". Retrieved 2018-04-21.
  4. ^ BART (5 May 2011). "Library book lending machine opens at Millbrae BART Station". Bay Area Rapid Transit. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  5. ^ "City of Burlingame, California: Library". City of Burlingame. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Library - Cañada College". Cañada College. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  7. ^ "College of San Mateo Library". College of San Mateo. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Library Skyline College". Skyline College. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Library". Daly City. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Library City of Menlo Park - Official website". City of Menlo Park. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  11. ^ "City of Redwood City: Library". City of Redwood City. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  12. ^ "San Bruno - Library". City of San Bruno. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  13. ^ "San Mateo, CA - Official Website - Library". City of San Mateo. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  14. ^ "San Mateo County Libraries". San Mateo County Libraries. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  15. ^ "Library South San Francisco - Official Website". South San Francisco - Official Website. Retrieved 13 December 2016.

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