South San Francisco Public Library is a member of the Peninsula Library System (PLS), a consortium of the 34 public and community college libraries in San Mateo County working together to provide innovative and cost-effective service to their users. Founded in 1971, the system is funded primarily by member libraries. PLS also receives support from the state California Library Services Act funds, federal Library Services and Technology Act and local contracts for special services.
Thanks to PLS leadership and the cooperation of its members, residents of San Mateo County can borrow and return books at any local library. They can search a shared online catalog of member library holdings. Your South San Francisco Public Library card provides access to all of books, DVDS, CDs and more held by the public and community college libraries throughout San Mateo County!
"The Peninsula Library System strengthens local libraries through cooperation, enabling them to provide better service to their diverse communities."