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Filoli is closed until Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Please join us when we reopen.

Libraries at Filoli

The Sterling Library The Sterling Library at Filoli.

The Sterling Library

The Sterling Library is located in the upstairs sitting room over the study. Originally conceived by Filoli Center as a research library in horticulture and garden design, the Library's mission has been expanded to include decorative arts and other topics directly related to Filoli. Outstanding collections in these areas make the Sterling Library an excellent source for professionals as well as dedicated amateurs. Library Chats, a wonderful Filoli member benefit, take place in the Sterling Library.

Please note this library is located on the second floor of the historic House. Access to this library is by stairs only. For questions about accessibility, please contact the Filoli Collection Manager.

Open by appointment. Please contact the Filoli Collection Manager, Julie DeVere.
Phone: (650) 364-8300, extension 205
Email: curator@filoli.org

The Friends' Library The Friends Library at Filoli.

The Friends Library

The Friends Library contains over 1,500 volumes covering topics relating to Filoli, the Bourn and Roth families, local history, architecture, botanical art, decorative arts, horticulture, garden design and garden writing. The library also has an outstanding collection of hundreds of in–house DVDs and videos of past events, lectures, and oral histories from the two families for whom Filoli was once home and copies of Hollywood movies filmed on the property. Books and videos may be checked out for a period of two weeks.

Please be aware the Friends Library has recently moved. The Friends Library is now located at the north end of the second floor, at the top of the grand staircase, just outside of the Sterling Library.

Have a question for our volunteer librarians? Contact our libraries at library@filoli.org

Please note this library is located on the second floor of the historic House. Access to this library is by stairs only. For questions about accessibility, please contact Filoli’s Head Curator and Collection Manager at curator@filoli.org

Open to members of Filoli by appointment. Please call Filoli’s Head Curator and Collection Manager, Julie Bly DeVere.
Phone: (650) 364-8300, extension 205
Email: curator@filoli.org

Library Chats A Filoli Member Benefit

Come upstairs into the once private quarters of the Bourns and Roths and take an armchair journey of exploration with the Library Chats. Topics as varied as architecture, landscape design, fine arts, gardening, native life, historic families and culture are presented periodically in the Sterling Library, Filoli’s reference library. Take advantage of your membership and join us for a Chat.

Advanced registration is required through Member Services at (650) 364-8300, extension 508, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, reservations can be made according to your membership level.

Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, these talks take place in the Sterling Library on the second floor of the historic House. Access to this library is by stairs only. For questions about accessibility, please contact Filoli’s Head Curator and Collection Manager, Julie Bly DeVere at (650) 364–8300, extension 205 or curator@filoli.org.

Download the 2017 schedule to see topics, dates and how to register.