San Mateo Public Library

San Mateo Public Library

The San Mateo Public Library has a large collection of California history materials with an emphasis on San Mateo and the Bay Area. The San Mateo Main Library offers: a reference book collection, the California Collection, focused on local history materials; a clipping file of topics from local newspapers from the 1940's, 1950's and 1960's; San Mateo City directories from the 1890's - present; historical maps of San Mateo and the surrounding area including Sanborne insurance maps; and local newspapers on microfilm.

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