The Library's mission is to enable people to explore library resources in order to enrich their lives with knowledge, information, and enjoyment.
The Palo Alto City Library has five branches, with over 297,000 items in their collections. For Palo Alto library card holders, the library offers links to online resources with large collections of magazine articles, newspapers, and other print materials. The library card also makes available eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines, museum passes and more. Find it all at www.cityofpaloalto.org/ebranch.
The Palo Alto City Library is also a member of the Northern California Digital Library, which allows card holders to browse and download the digital resources made available. Library cards are freely available for California residents.