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 In the library, there is a Local History Collection that documents Redwood City's colorful past in photos and historical documents.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.