The Palo Alto City Library collection contains texts from the 1950s to 2010s. A majority of the collection consists of texts about native trees in Palo Alto, women's history, and Japanese American history.
The Palo Alto Woman's Club collection contains text and audiovisual material (moving images and audio) from the 1890s to 2000s. A majority of the collection consists of text concerning financial statements and newsletters about the club. Other subjects include a written National Register of Historic Places nomination determining the property's eligibility for listing.