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Exterior of library

Mountain View Public Library

585 Franklin Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
(650) 903-6887



Hours of operation

Monday to Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Library Holidays & Closures 2020

New Year's Day 2020 Tuesday, December 31, 2019 and Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  Monday, January 20
Presidents' Day  Monday, February 17 
Easter Sunday  Sunday, April 12 
Memorial Day Monday, May 25 
Independence Day Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 
Labor Day Monday, September 7
Veterans Day Wednesday, November 11
Thanksgiving Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 
Christmas Day  Thursday, December 24; Friday, December 25; and Saturday, December 26 
New Year's Day 2021  Thursday, December 31, 2020; Friday, January 1, 2021; and Saturday, January 2, 2021

Directions to the Library

From 85 North

  • Take El Camino Real North exit
  • Follow El Camino Real until you reach Castro Street
  • Right turn on Castro Street
  • Left on Mercy Street
  • The Library is on Franklin Street, between Mercy and Church Streets

From 101 North

  • Take the Shoreline Boulevard exit
  • Right on Shoreline Blvd.
  • Left on California Street
  • Right on Franklin Street
  • The Library is on Franklin Street, between Mercy and Church Streets

From 101 South

  • Take the Shoreline Boulevard exit
  • Right turn on Shoreline Blvd (which will lead you back over 101)
  • Left turn on California Street
  • Right turn on Franklin Street
  • The Library is on Franklin Street, between Mercy and Church Streets

From 237

  • 237 becomes Grant Road when it intersects with El Camino Real
  • Right turn at El Camino Real
  • Right on Castro Street
  • Left on Mercy Street
  • The Library is on Franklin Street, between Mercy and Church Streets

From 280

  • Take 85 North exit
  • Take the El Camino Real North exit
  • Right turn on Castro Street
  • Left turn on Mercy Street
  • The Library is on Franklin Street, between Mercy and Church Streets

Public Transportation

Plan your Trip with 511.org

Nearby VTA Bus Stops

  • Castro St. & Mercy St.: VTA 51, VTA 52, and Mountain View Community Shuttle
  • Villa St. & Franklin St.: VTA 40
  • California St. & Bryant St.: VTA 21
  • El Camino & Castro St.: VTA 22 and VTA 522
VTA Light Rail: Orange Line (Mountain View - Alum Rock)
Caltrain Mountain View

Where to Park

Franklin St. Lot adjacent to the Library 
Underground parking beneath the Library on Mercy St.
Mercy St. Lot between Franklin St. and Bryant St. 
NOTE: Sunday Farmers' Market will be held in Parking Lot 12 (Mercy St. and Bryant St.) on Sunday Levi's Stadium event days.
City of Mountain View: How Do I Find Parking? 

Biking to the Library

Getting Around Mountain View by Bike    
City of Mountain View Interactive Bike Map (2020)
Downtown Bike Rack Locations
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