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    As vaccinations rise, Menlo Park prepares to expand access to city services and city facilities. Check out our 4-phase city reopening plan.

Virtual Exhibition: California Votes!
1911 photo: Clara Elizabeth Chan Lee, the 1st Chinese American  woman to register to vote in the US Opens in new window

Aug. 25-Oct. 5: Just in time for California’s anniversary of statehood and another wild election period, Menlo Park’s latest online exhibition takes visitors on a ride through state electoral history. 

Libraries reopen to indoor access


The Main Library and Belle Haven Branch Library reopened to indoor public access July 6, 2021. Both locations are open during the following hours, which may change and/or expand in the future:
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: Noon-8 p.m.
  • Fridays and Saturdays: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sundays, Mondays, and holidays: closed
Library visitors will be required to comply with applicable State of California and/or San Mateo County health guidelines - read more about the latest health guidelines.

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Menlo Park Library is committed to being the first and best resource for Menlo Park residents to get books and audiovisual materials. If you need a specific item but can't find it in our library catalog, use the suggest a purchase form to request it. We will make every reasonable effort to acquire it and add it to the library collection, provided that the item is available and the cost is within reason.

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