All branches of Marin County Free Library will be closed on Monday, July 4 for Independence Day.

Meeting Rooms

Branches with meeting rooms or community rooms that can be reserved by community organizations are Fairfax LibraryPoint Reyes Library and South Novato Library.

Please contact the branch directly for details about reserving a room and guidelines for use. 



Tutor Policy

Marin County Free Library branches do not sponsor independent tutors but allow tutoring on the premises in accordance with the following guidelines.

  1. Tutoring must be confined to library study areas where quiet discussions are allowed. Tutors should inquire at each branch about the location of an appropriate study area.
  2. Study areas may not be available for tutoring at some times due to Library programs or activities.
  3. Tutoring sessions must be kept as quiet as possible. The Library's policy regarding disruptive behavior applies to tutoring.
  4. Group tutoring is discouraged and should be confined to no more than 3 students at one table.
  5. Tutors are responsible for the behavior of students during a tutoring session.
  6. The Library recommends that a student’s parent is present in the library during a tutoring session. The Library assumes no responsibility for children left with a tutor or unattended in the building.
  7. Library staff will assist a tutor and student just as they would assist any library patron.
  8. Library telephones may not be used to make or cancel tutoring appointments.
  9. Tutors and students must bring their own supplies.

Other than the educational services of paid tutors, the following uses are expressly prohibited on library property (except in support of library programs): buying, selling, advertising, trading products or services for cash or other consideration.


Test Proctoring

Open Book Exams

The Civic Center Library is the only Marin County Free Library branch that proctors exams.  The library only proctors open book exams. You must set up an appointment in advance by calling the Reference Desk at 473-6058. The fee for proctoring an exam is $25. 

On the day of the test you must bring:

  • a photo id
  • $25 in cash or check made out to Marin County Free Library
  • any required test-taking materials

Closed Book Exams

Contact the Sylvan Learning Center in Novato at (415) 491-4678.

The Marin County Law Library at 20 North San Pedro Road, Suite 2015, San Rafael, CA 94903 proctors both open book and closed book exams. Please call (415) 472-3733 for more information.