Welcome to the Library!

The Library's Vision

A flourishing city where people achieve their dreams.

The Library's Mission

The Palo Alto City Library connects our diverse community through knowledge, resources, and opportunities.  We nurture innovation, discovery, and delight.

The Palo Alto City Library benefits from the combination of the superb Friends of the Palo Alto Library and an extremely generous public constituency. Through this support, the library is able to provide programming for all ages, enrich our collections and furnish our facilities.

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