• Accessibility Services
    Assistive Technology, Deaf Services Center, Home Library Services, Library for the Blind, and Library On Wheels.
  • Air Respite Centers
    Designated air respite centers, providing indoor respite with mechanical air filtration in response to unhealthy outdoor air quality index.
  • All Are Welcome: Immigrant Services
    All Are Welcome program includes basic information on how to settle in the United States, how to learn or improve English proficiency, how to become a citizen, and more!
  • Ask a Librarian
    Contact a Librarian with your questions by IM, email, telephone & Live Online Reference, or in person.
  • Borrow a Laptop
    Project to help increase computer resources for use by the public.
  • Borrow Items
    Request & renew Library materials. Get details on notification, borrowing limits, and fines & fees.
  • Bridge at Main
    The Bridge at Main literacy and learning center services include the Veterans Resource Center, Project Read, and Learning Differences Resources.
  • Cooling Centers
    Designated public libraries and library spaces providing respite in the event of extreme heat emergencies.
  • Discover & Go
    Reserve passes to Bay Area museums and attractions online with your library card and print your tickets at home.
  • Exhibitions & Programs
    Administers an active schedule of exhibitions and adult programs.
  • Frequently Asked Questions
    Got a question? Find the answer & more. You may discover new tips to enrich your Library experience.
  • Get a Library Card
    Find out everything you need to know about getting or replacing your library card.
  • Get Your High School Diploma Online
    Career Online High School: Adult learners earn an accredited high school diploma as well as a career certificate in eight high-demand fields.
  • Green Stacks
    Inspiration and information for living a greener life including public events, reading lists & resources for sustainability, and examples from our eco-friendly libraries.
  • Homework Help
    In-person, one-on-one, live, online resources for kids and teens.
  • Jobs & Careers Resources
    Practical information on topics such as job-hunting skills, choosing an occupation, education sources and employment agencies.
  • Meeting Rooms
    Get the details on policy & application process for reserving a Library room. View meeting-room details.
  • Mobile Resources
    Apps and services for mobile phones, tablets and eReaders
  • Older Adult Services
    Lectures, films, performances, and education that reflect the interests of today’s older adults.
  • Public Computer Upgrade
    Public computers at the Library are being updated. You may notice changes in the computer types and improved placement of equipment.
  • Reference Materials in the Library
    Get information about accessing Library-use-only reference collections.
  • Reserve Computers
    Get information about the Library’s public computers. Reserve online using your library card & PIN.
  • Study Rooms
    Private, glass-enclosed study rooms available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign in for study rooms in person at each location.
  • Tech'd Out
    Program to allow patrons to check out laptops and mobile wireless internet hotspot (mifi) devices for use outside the library
  • Text Messaging Alerts
    Text message alerts for SFPL users to keep track of what's due, overdue or ready for pickup.
  • The Mix at SFPL
    Innovative learning spaces for ages 13-18 to explore, digital media, computer skills, and discover and engage with the Library’s traditional books and materials.
  • Youth in Custody
    SFPL operates a library at Juvenile Justice Center (JJC) and the Log Cabin Ranch (LCR), providing comprehensive library services to youth in custody.
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