The San Francisco Public Library serves the city of San Francisco with 27 branches and a membership of 363,995. It was founded in 1878 and has a circulation of over 7 million items. Since its founding, the public library system has undergone a number of renovations and built a number of new facilities due to age and earthquake retrofitting.
What Services are offered by the San Francisco Public Library?
The San Francisco Public Library holds daily workshops and events for young children and teenagers as part of a system-wide initiative to educate the youth of San Francisco. Computer access is widely available as well as laptop borrowing for use in libraries only. The SFPL’s website at sfpl.org maintains a current listing of all the branches and hours of operation. Additionally, there is an immigration resource center to help immigrants prepare for the naturalization process.
Library cards are available to all residents of California with identifications. Lost cards cost .50 cents from children and young adults to replace and $1 for adults and seniors. Library cards expire after four years but the same card can be renewed at no additional cost.
Where is the Main Library in the San Francisco Public Library system?
The Main Library is located at:
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102