About Corte Madera Library


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  • Welcome to the Corte Madera Library, conveniently located near Highway 101 across from the Town Center Mall and Peet’s in Corte Madera.
  • Features free wi-fi access, comfortable chairs for reading, study or meeting your neighbor.
  • Lovely garden with benches available for enjoying the outdoors.
  • Programs for adults, teens and children, including monthly “Read to a Dog”, storytimes, lectures, workshops and book clubs.
  • One to one computer tutoring, by appointment.
  • Large, up-to-date collection of books, paperbacks, books on CD, large-type books, DVDs, magazines and newspapers.
  • Community Room features rotating art exhibits from local artists.

Computers & Wi-Fi

  • Computer reservations are recommended. Reservations can be made at the branch or online, opens a new window.
  • 13 public computers for adults & teens
  • 1 early literacy (AWE) computer for children
  • ADA workstations
  • Free wi-fi access is available throughout the branch.

Print, Copy, Scan, Fax

  • B&W & color printers
  • Copy machine (B&W only)
  • Scan and fax, up to 25 pages a day
  • To print to this location from your computer or mobile device, visit our MobilePrint page.

Computer & eBook Help by Appointment

  • One-to-one internet tutoring by appointment
    To reserve a session, please call 415-924-6444.
  • eBook training by appointment
    Learn how to download free eBooks from the library. Bring your own device or see a demo. To make an appointment for a free half-hour session, please call 924-6444.


  • Handicapped parking spaces
  • Accessible restrooms
  • ADA workstations

Donating Books & Materials

  • We accept small quantities of donations at the branch (due to limited storage space).
  • Larger donations can be taken to the bookstore run by the Friends – Book Place.
  • Books should be in good condition. We also accept DVDs, videos, CDs and magazines.
  • We do not accept textbooks. (The Friends do not accept textbooks or magazines).
  • Donated items are usually sold at the branch or at the Friends bookstore.

Friends Groups

Gallery Space

  • The Friends of the Corte Madera Library Community Room is available for individual or group shows.
  • Please contact the library for information about exhibiting art.
  • Artwork is accepted for display at the discretion of library staff.

Tutoring in the Library

  • The Friends of the Corte Madera Library Community Room is the Library’s designated group study area, and we welcome all to utilize the space, including tutors.
  • Please see our Tutor Policy including guidelines for tutoring in the library; please inquire at the branch for more information.
  • Because our space is limited, those using the Community Room should be prepared to share the tables and to keep voices at a moderate level.
  • If needed for Library programs or activities, the Community Room may not be available and other off-site locations should be considered for tutoring appointments; please refer to our monthly calendar for more information on room availability; copies are available in the branch.
  • Please be aware that tutoring activities are to be confined to the Community Room only.