Library buildings remain closed to in-person services.

All branches offer remote printing and materials pick-up services.

Featured Programs & Services

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Free career resources, including resume assistance, skills-building, and live interview practice!

Log in with your library card

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Need a library card? Apply online or call 510-620-6559



Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library invites you to plant some seeds!

Call 510-620-6559 to request and arrange pick-up.

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Register by October 19 for the November 3rd General Presidential Election!

Register, Pre-register, or Check Registration Status

Local Election Information - County Elections Division

Need to print?

Print at the library

$0.10 per page B&W

  1. Email documents to
  2. Pay online through your account:
  3. Library staff will call to arrange pick-up.

Browse new books - virtual shelves!

Browse our new virtual bookshelves!

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Tableside ServiceWhile branches are closed to the public, books, magazines, and DVDs are available through Tableside Service!

Click for details

NPA Exhibit Flyer

Baby Music & Movement

Join Deborah for books, songs, and movements that benefit your baby!

Premieres on Mondays, 10:30 am and viewable anytime on Children's Facebook & YouTube

Bilingual Storytime

Join Deborah for books and songs in English and Spanish!

Premieres on Tuesdays, 10:30 am and viewable anytime on Children's Facebook & YouTube



Join Sheila for books, songs, and more!

Premieres on Facebook Live! every Wednesday, 10:30am, and viewable anytime on Children's Facebook & YouTube 

Flannel fridays

Join Janelle at the flannel board for a story or song!

Premieres on Fridays, 10:30 am and viewable anytime on Children's Facebook & YouTube


Adult/Teen Craft Kit-to-Go

October 1-15

Call 510-620-6559 to arrange a pick-up time.

While supplies last.

Trivia NightLibrary Literary Trivia

Trivia from kid’s lit to the classics!

Tuesdays, 6:00 PM, via Zoom.

Click here to register

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Bring-Your-Own-Book Discussion

Share your reads!

Fridays, 12:30 PM, via Zoom.

Click here to register.

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Browse the full collection of magazine titles

Ebooks & Electronic Resources

Accessible with your library card

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  Discover & Go passes for museums 
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Teaching Books - Resources for literature.

Library Resources While Sheltering-in-Place

Free Resources for Education and Entertainment

Many cultural institutions, programs, and people are making their works free to view or interact with during the health crisis.


General / Adult

Virtual Recreation Center - Activities and resources from Richmond Community Services.

Storyline Online - SAG-AFTRA Foundation
Actors reading children’s books; illustrated.

Parents! Smart Fun for Kids - From the Library of Congress

Library of Congress: Engage! - Dav Pilkey @ Home - every Friday.

Kennedy Center: Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
New each weekday at 10 AM PDT and on demand

PBS Kids - Videos and games for PBS programs, such as Arthur, Curious George, Odd Squad, Sesame Street, and Super Why.

California Science Center Stuck at Home Science

California Academy of Sciences

California State Park PORTS Home Learning

Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari

Khan Academy - Math, Science, & more 

Calendar of Live-streamed Events
Note that times are listed Eastern Daylight.
Virtual Recreation Center - Activities and resources from Richmond Community Services.

The Metropolitan Opera
Free streaming performances

Museum tours from Google Arts & Culture

Guggenheim Museum Collection Online

Library of Congress: Engage! - Best of the National Book Festival and online office hours for educators.

The Louvre

NASA Image and Video Library

National Gallery of Art Collection Highlights

National Museum of Natural History virtual tour

National Women’s History Museum

Online Archive of California

San Diego Zoo webcams

SciStarter - Citizen Science
Projects you can contribute to from home - or while on a walk.