Location Address:

3521 Shoreline Highway
Stinson Beach CA 94970

Mailing Address:

PO Box 578
Stinson Beach, CA 94970

Phone: 415-868-0252
Branch Manager: Bonny White
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About Stinson Beach Library

  • Welcome to the Stinson Beach Library – close to the Beach and the Mountain.
  • Features a welcoming patio garden with wi-fi access, perfect for reading, study or gathering.
  • Monthly book club and regular storytimes (during the school year), as well as many exciting events for all ages.
  • Large, up-to-date collection of books, books on CD, large-type books, DVDs, magazines and newspapers. Large collection of music CDs. Wonderful collection  of art books.
  • Spanish language materials for children, teens and adults.

Computers & Wi-Fi

  • 7 public computers for adults & teens
  • 1 public computers for children
  • 1 ADA workstation - coming soon
  • Wi-fi access is available throughout the branch.
  • 1 self check out station

Printers & Copiers

  • B&W printer
  • 1 copy machine  (B&W only)


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

Reading Room/ Study Space

  • Stinson Beach Library has a combination reading room and art exhibit space with changing local exhibits.
  • We have public study tables that can be used by tutors & students.

Donating Books & Materials

  • We accept small quantities of donations at the branch (due to limited storage space).
  • 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

Friends Groups

From the Branch Manager: Community Library Specialist Kerry Livingston and I welcome you to the Stinson Beach Library, right in the heart of this coastal community. Kerry’s service to the people of Stinson Beach spans 25 years so she’s able to welcome almost everyone by name, residents and summer visitors alike. In addition to our collection of books, DVDs and audios, the Stinson Beach Library is home to the Stinson Beach Historical Society and also features a well-used community art exhibit space, the James Grant Art Wall. Stop by the Stinson Beach Library to see just how friendly our community libraries can be!

Branch News

Student art work
Be sure to come check out the amazing art show featuring works from Stinson Beach & Bolinas students (K through 8th grade) in the Library through May; it includes metal works, clay pieces, and fine arts (painting & drawing).
Alcatraz Florilegium
The Alcatraz Florilegium is a project of botanical paintings by Bay Area artists of plants in the gardens of Alcatraz. Twenty-eight of the 59 plants that have been painted will be on view at the Stinson Beach Library through March 24, 2015.

Upcoming Events


  • Children's storytimes are held during the school year.

Please check our calendar to see upcoming storytimes at Stinson Beach Library.


Book Clubs

  • Tuesday Memoir Book Club
    3rd Tuesdays 7 - 8 p.m.

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