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Anne T. Kent
California Room

at the Civic Center Library

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Location Address:

6 Hamilton Landing, Suite 140A
Novato CA 94949

Phone: 415-506-3165
Reference: 415-506-3168
Information Recording: 415-506-3164
Branch Manager: Janet Doerge
Hours:
MonTuesWedThursFriSatSun
ClosedNoon - 810 - 5Noon - 8Noon - 510 - 5Closed

 

About South Novato Library

  • Welcome to South Novato Library, the newest branch in Marin County, located in Hamilton's Hangar 6.
  • The Library opened here in June 2004, having relocated from Pacheco Plaza in Ignacio, where it had been established in 1998. These hangars served as part of the Hamilton Air Force Base, and have been remodeled today to house a number of businesses, the Marin Community Foundation and the YMCA.
  • Come and enjoy our beautiful, modern branch with free wi-fi access, bi-monthly crafts, storytimes and monthly book club, as well as exciting events for all ages.


Computers & Wi-Fi

  • 9 public computers for adults & teens
  • 3 public computers for children
  • Computer reservations are recommended but often not necessary. Reservations can be made online or at the branch.
  • Wi-fi access is available throughout the branch.
  • Laptop users can print at the library by using our new printing system. To connect to our printing system, download the print client from our website. Check with library staff for more information.


Printers & Copiers

  • B&W (.15/page) & color (1.00/page) printer
  • 1 copy machine (B&W only) (.15/copy)
  • No fax machine


Accessibility

  • Handicapped parking spaces.
  • Accessible restrooms.
  • Accessible self-check machine and book return.


Meeting Room/ Study Space

  • South Novato Library does not have public meeting rooms.
  • One "first-come, first-served" study room is available when not in use by library staff and prgramming.
  • We do have public study tables that can be used by tutors & students. Tutor policy


Donating Books & Materials

  • We accept small quantities of donations at the branch (due to limited storage space). Please call ahead.
  • Larger donations can be taken to the bookstore run by the Friends – Book Place.
  • Books should be in good condition. We also accept DVDs, videos, CDs and magazines.
  • We do not accept textbooks. (The Friends do not accept textbooks or magazines).
  • Donated items are usually sold at the branch or at the Friends bookstore.


Friends Groups

Branch News

This issue of PG&E Progress, from May 1933, describes the soon-to-be-opened Hamilton Air Force Base, which operated from June 1933 until it was decommissioned in 1973. Image courtesy Anne T. Kent California Room.

Upcoming Events

Storytimes

Note: Storytime break Dec 22 - Jan 5.

NEW Storytime schedule starting Jan 6:

  • Mother Goose on the Loose! for babies 6-18 months
    Tuesdays 12 - 12:30 p.m.
  • Preschool Discovery Lab for ages 3-6 years
    Fridays 12 - 12:30 p.m.
  • Music & Movement for all ages
    Saturdays 10 - 10:30 a.m.

Storytimes are subject to change. Please check our calendar to see upcoming storytimes at South Novato Library.

 

Book Clubs

  • South Novato Reading Club
    2nd Tuesdays 6 - 7 p.m.

Book club dates are subject to change. Please check our calendar to confirm.