I have heard that Palo Alto City Libraries have movies, audio books, children's books and popular magazines that Stanford Libraries don't carry. Can I get a library card and borrow from the public library?
Yes, you can get a Palo Alto Library Card and borrow from them. When you visit the Palo Alto Libraries, bring a photo ID and a piece of mail that you have received at Stanford as proof of residence (they will provide you a postcard to mail to yourself if you don't have any mail). There are 5 Palo Alto branches , and one is dedicated to children. Visit their website to search their catalog and get directions.