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What is an Experience Backpack?
Experience Backpacks provide all the materials needed for a local, Mill Valley adventure. These self-guided walks take between one and two hours to complete and are intended as easy strolls for patrons of all ages. The backpacks provide materials for two people, but can be shared by more.

Who Can Check Out/Use an Experience Backpack? How many people can use one backpack?

• Any patron over 16 who lives within the 94941 zip code and has a valid library card, which means your fines are under $10.00 and your card is not expired.

• Backpacks can be checked out by patrons over 16, but enjoyed by people of any age.

• The backpacks include materials for 2 people but could be used by more if you would like to share.

How many people can use one backpack?


• The backpacks include materials for 2 people but could be used by more if you would like to share.

How do I Borrow or Return a Backpack?


• Backpacks may be picked up on a first come, first served basis.  You can call the Library to see if a backpack is available for check out.

• Backpacks are loaned for one week.

• Backpacks should be picked up and returned to a staff person at the circulation desk.

• Backpacks may not placed or returned in our drop box. Please note a $20 fine will be issued for misreturned backpacks.


To ensure a positive experience:

• Use Experience Backpacks responsibly to avoid fines or suspension of privileges.

• Mill Valley residents may check out one backpack per day and up to 2 backpacks per 30-day-period.  Each type of backpack may be checked out only once per 30 day period.

• The patron who made the reservation must be the person who picks up the backpack. You must have your library card or a photo ID.

• In order to check out a backpack, your library account must be in good standing (which means your fines are under $10.00 and your card is not expired).

• Please check the library's hours to make sure we’ll be open when you plan to pick up your Backpack.

• Backpacks are due before the library closes one week from the day the backpack was checked out and must be returned in person at the Circulation Desk. If you return a backpack late you will be charged $5.00/day.





Last updated: 1/30/2013 11:13:01 AM