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 SEPTEMBER 28, 2019  

Lightning symbol indicates facility has generator backup. 

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 M thru R (10:00 am to 9:00 pm), F (12:00 pm to 5:00 pm), Sa (10:00 am to 6:00 pm) and Closed Sunday

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)   

If you are experiencing homelessness, contact Homeward Bound at 800 428 1488 or call 415 457 INFO (415 457 4636) for information and assistance.  Or, visit the Marin County Community Resource Guide online.