- High interest books at adult, teen and children
- Basic collections of fiction, nonfiction and reference materials
- Variety of magazines, newspapers, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs
- Small collection of Chinese language materials
Books not collected by a branch may be obtained through the library's request system, Link+, or interlibrary loan. Most of the library's large collection of electronic resources is accessible from all branch locations and online 24 hours a day at www.sfpl.org.