The San Anselmo Library is a small community library tucked away on Tunstead Avenue, next to the Town Hall. Although the library has been forced to cut back its open hours and services over the years, it benefitted from a $49 parcel tax that was passed in November 2010 to fund the library's operation and was able to expand hours, services, and hire a children's librarian. The San Anselmo Library's children's section is one of the more cherished town entities, with a designated children's librarian and Book Babies events. As part of a network of Marin County libraries, this location allows card holders to request books and media from any library in Marin for a 50¢ fee. The library also has access to some university and academic databases and systems. To get a library card, a patron need only have proof of address and doesn't have to be a resident of San Anselmo.