Marin County Free Library
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (January 2010)|
Marin County Free Library is a medium-sized public library system that serves the unincorporated areas of Marin County, as well as municipalities in the County that are not served by a city-run public library. The library administration is located in Room 414 in the Marin County Civic Center at 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, California, United States.
The Marin County Free Library was established in 1926 by the County's Board of Supervisors. In 1927, Muriel Wright opened its first branch in the basement of what was at the time the County Courthouse in San Rafael.
The library is funded predominantly by a parcel tax levied on properties within its jurisdiction.
The Marin County Free Library serves two core communities in Marin County. The eastern half of the county is heavily developed and branches in the area are typically larger and serve incorporated communities. The western half of the County, West Marin, is largely rural, and the branches in the region are smaller and serve predominantly unincorporated communities. The west Marin branches are administered jointly by a single manager.
- Civic Center Branch (San Rafael)
- Corte Madera Branch (Corte Madera)
- Fairfax Branch (Fairfax)
- Marin City Branch (Marin City, Unincorporated area)
- Novato Branch (Novato)
- South Novato Branch (Novato)
- Bolinas Branch (Unincorporated area)
- Inverness Branch (Unincorporated area)
- Point Reyes Branch (Unincorporated area)
- Stinson Beach Branch (Unincorporated area)