The Mill Valley Public Library is the city’s public library and a great resource for educational and entertainment resources. The library has a full collection of print and digital books and media for all ages from beginning readers to remedial readers.
Mill Valley Public Library is open all week. Its hours are:
Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, Noon–6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m.
The Mill Valley Public Library has computers that you can use. You can use a Windows computer for word processing and to access the Internet. For multimedia programs there are iMacs with Adobe Creative Suite software available. Reserve a computer here. If you have your own computing device you can connect to the free public Wi-Fi in the library.
The Mill Valley Library offers eReaders that have a wide selection of best selling fiction and non-fiction titles. Also on the eReaders are a range of magazine and newspaper subscriptions. You must be a 94941 zip code resident to use this service. You can browse eReader titles here.
The library has a comprehensive catalog that covers these topics: art, biographies, business, law, dictionaries, reference encyclopedias, education, career, education, history, health, literature, poetry, science, and technology. These reading materials are available in print as well as eReaders for teens, kids, in Spanish and in tutorial format.
There are all sorts of ways to get patrons started on getting a good read. The website offers similar book suggestions, book reviews, and commentary from in-house experts.
Start an account by getting a Library Card & PIN.
The librarians at Mill Valley Public Library can help with setting up email accounts, checking out library databases, book suggestions, technical support for e-books on personal devices, and beginning your research. You can make an appointment to book time with them.
Other programs by the library are Museum Passes which offers Mill Valley residents admittance to a many Bay Area museums for free. You can book a reservation online a month in advance to any participating museums and find out how to reserve your museum pass. Another cool program is Experience Backpacks which gives you all the materials for an adventure in Mill Valley. You can take a self-guided walk which ranges from one to two hours and learn more about the city. Reserve a backpack to begin your discovery of Mill Valley.
The Lucretia Hanson Little History Room has materials on Mill Valley and the region. There are books, videos, maps, photographs, transcribed accounts, relics. Although most of the materials are for library use some of the items are part of the collection available to the public.
A local exhibit on the area history is on display in the main library’s lower level. Call 415-389-4292 to find out if the room is open as the History Room is run by volunteers. The published hours of operation are:
Monday, Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. –6p.m.
Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. –4:00 p.m.
Thursday, 12:30 p.m. –5:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. –9:00 p.m.
Friday, Noon–6:00 p.m.