About the Library

  • Accessibility Policy
    To ensure the participation of the disabled public at the Library Commission meetings.
  • Blogs
    The Library has a growing collection of blogs, updated often by the librarians you see every day.
  • Budget Issues and Details
    The Library's budget reflects its commitment to serving diverse communities, providing welcoming facilities, and enhancing its capacity
  • Capital Projects: Building for You
    Building stronger neighborhoods by creating spaces that foster community connections, improve staff operations, and meet library users' dynamic needs.
  • Contact Us
    Have a question? Contact us!
  • Days Closed
    Holidays that the library is closed.
  • Fabulously Fine Free
    The Library will clear all outstanding overdue fines from all patron records. No exceptions, no questions. You are fabulously fine free!
  • Facts & Figures
    Quantifiable resources of the Library's collection and usage statistics, budgets, and the Annual Report.
  • Guidelines For Library Use
    Providing users with a safe and pleasant library experience so that all may enjoy its benefits
  • How to Support the Library
    Council of Neighborhood Libraries, Friends of the Library, and more
  • Human Resources
    Library employment information, staff training and development.
  • Job Openings
    Employment Opportunities at SFPL
  • Library Administration
    Contacts, gifts, policies, statistics and more
  • Library Commission
    The Commission sets policy and is responsible for the library budget for the San Francisco Public Library system.
  • Local Links & SF History
    Helpful links to the SF History Center and local SF resources, 311, newspapers, and more.
  • Please Take Our Survey
    On-line Customer Satisfaction survey
  • Press Room
    News releases, SFPL in the news and more
  • Privacy Policy
    The Library's commitment to protecting library user privacy and keeping confidential information
  • Rules and Procedures
    Collection Development Plan, Community Redistribution Program, Internet and Computer Use Rules and more
  • USA PATRIOT Act and Library Confidentiality
    Federal law and the Library's commitment to protecting user privacy and confidentiality
  • Volunteer Services
    Opportunities for volunteers with different skills, interests, and abilities and we welcome volunteers of all ages. Includes the Main Library and Branches.
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