Books and Materials

  • Library Catalog
    BiblioCommons catalog layer features easier searching, tracking holds, renewing check-outs, and enhanced social engagement. Search smarter!
  • Link+
    A combined catalog of over 9 million unique books from participating libraries throughout California.
  • New Titles
    Multilingual lists of new books, DVDs, eBooks & more in the Library's collections.
  • One City One Book
    12th Annual One City One Book selection is Carey Perloff’s Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater, published locally by City Lights Foundation Books.
  • Read This!
    On the Same Page, One City One Book, New Titles, Staff Picks, and recommendations from San Francisco Public Library Staff
  • Renew Items
    Renew your materials online, by telephone, or in person with your library card number and PIN/password.
  • San Francisco Poet Laureate
    Poet Laureates are San Francisco residents with a substantial body work, including one full length book, or 20 or more published poems over the past five years.
  • Staff Picks
    Bibliographies and reading lists created by SFPL staff on various subjects
  • Summer Stride 2017
    Read.Explore.Connect. May 13–August 20: Activities, prizes, weekly raffle for summer readers, listeners, learners of all ages.
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