County of Marin Health and Human Services

Cooling Centers in Marin County

Learn more about staying cool and safe and warm weather at https://www.marinhhs.org/staying-cool-safe-warm-weather

The following facilities and libraries have graciously agreed to open their doors as Cooling Centers in Marin County whenever needed by a resident.  We have noted the hours they are operating.  Each site is air-conditioned, has drinking water, rest rooms and seating.  UPDATED JUNE 11, 2019  

Aldersly Garden Retirement Community
Phone: (415) 453-7425
326 Mission Ave
San Rafael CA 94901 (map)
9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday - Friday)

Margaret Todd Senior Center
Phone: (415) 899-8290
1560 Hill Road
Novato CA 94947 (map)
9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday - Friday)

Marin YMCA
Phone: (415) 446-2101
1500 Los Gamos Drive
San Rafael CA 94903 (map)
7:00 am to 7:00 pm (Daily)

Whistlestop (for seniors or people with disabilities)
Phone: (415) 456-9062
930 Tamalpais Ave
San Rafael CA 94901 (map)
8:00 am to 5:00 pm 
info@whistlestop.org

Additionally, Marin County Free Library (http://www.marinlibrary.org/locations/) {Civic Center, Fairfax, Larkspur, Marin City and Novato have air conditioning; other locations have fans only}, San Rafael Public Libraries (http://srpubliclibrary.org/), malls and movie theaters are great places to cool off.

Civic Center Library Phone 473-6057 @ 3501 Civic Center Dr., RM 427, San Rafael - Open T/W (1:00 pm to 8:00 pm), R (11:00 am to 8:00 pm), F (11:00 am to 5:00 pm), S (11:00 am to 5:00 pm) and Closed Sunday and Monday

Fairfax Public Library Phone 453-8151 @ 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax - Open T/W (1:00 pm to 8:00 pm), R (11:00 am to 8:00 pm), F (11:00 am to 5:00 pm), S (11:00 am to 5:00 pm) and Closed Sunday and Monday

Marin City Library Phone 332-6158 @ 164 Donahue St., Marin City - Open Sunday (12:00 pm to 5:00 pm), M (1:00 pm to 9:00 pm), T (1:00 pm to 9:00 pm), W (10:00 pm to 6:00 pm), R (10:00 am to 6:00 pm), F (12:00 pm to 5:00 pm), S (10:00 am to 5:00 pm) 

Pop Up Library @ Northgate Phone 524-2694 @ 5800 Northgate Drive, San Rafael - M (1:00 pm to 8:00 pm), T (CLOSED), W (1:00 pm to 8:00 pm), R (1:00 pm to 8:00 pm), F - Sun (1:00 pm to 5:00 pm)

Novato Library Phone 473-2050 @ 1720 Novato Blvd., Novato - Open Sunday (12:00 pm to 5:00 pm), M - R (10:00 am to 9:00 pm), F (CLOSED), S (10:00 am to 5:00 pm)

Pickleweed Library Phone 485-3483 @ 50 Canal St, San Rafael - Open T/W (1:00 pm to 8:00 pm), R (11:00 am to 8:00 pm), F (11:00 am to 5:00 pm), S (11:00 am to 5:00 pm) and Closed Sunday and Monday

Point Reyes Library Phone 663-8375 @ 11431 State Route One, Point Reyes Station - Closed Sunday; M (10:00 am - 6:00 pm), T (2:00 - 9:00 pm), W (CLOSED), R (2:00 pm - 9:00 pm), F (10:00 am - 2:00 pm), S (10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

San Anselmo Library Phone 258-4656 @ 110 Turnstead Ave., San Anselmo - Closed Sunday; M - W (10:00 am to 8:00 pm), R - Sa (10:00 am to 5:00 pm)

San Rafael Public Library (Downtown Library) Phone 485-3323 @ 1100 E Street, San Rafael -  Open Sunday (1:00 pm to 5:00 pm), M (1:00 pm to 8:00 pm), T - R (10:00 am to 8:00 pm), F & Sa (10:00 am to 5:00 pm)

South Novato Library Phone 506-3165 @ 931 C St., Novato - Closed Sunday and Monday; T (12:00 pm to 8:00 pm), W (10:00 am to 5:00 pm), R (12:00 pm to 8:00 pm),F (12:00 am to 5:00 pm) & Sa (10:00 am to 5:00 pm)