The Fair Oaks Library is one of four public libraries in Redwood City. All offer more than just a vast collection of…More books. Multiple literacy programs and life skill programs like "How to Purchase a Home" are offered as well. Programs are often offered in Spanish as well as English to accommodate the large Spanish-speaking population.
The library originated as part of the Fair Oaks Community Center.
Located in the heart of downtown Redwood City, this library used to be a fire station before it became a bustling…More community center. It earned the prestigious "five star rating" from the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service, making it the top rated library in the Bay Area.
In addition to thousands of books in its collection, the library provides literacy programs, foreign language education, and access to over 130 public computers with wireless access. The library hosts a Project READ literacy program that helps the diverse community increase their literacy levels. Over 1,400 volunteers have given over 100,000 hours of their time.
To maintain its exceptional services, the five-member Library Board appointed by the City Council for terms of three years meets monthly. In the library, there is a Local History Collection that documents Redwood City's colorful past in photos and historical documents.
The library also runs another branch in Redwood Shores.
Books and other resources are available to all residents, but only those in the Judiciary, County employees and…More members of the State Bar may check out materials. The California Business and Professions Code section 6300 et seq. and a seven-member Board of Trustees govern the Law Library.
The collection is comprised of California and Federal statutes, codes, regulations, and cases, practice materials and research references, San Mateo County Ordinance Code, and Municipal Codes of cities, towns and communities within San Mateo County.