- Accessibility Services
Assistive Technology, Deaf Services Center, Friends for Life, Library for the Blind, and Library On Wheels.
- 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.
- Citizenship Resources
Chinese, English, Filipino, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese USCIS naturalization preparation.
- 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.
- Green Stacks
- Homework Help
In-person, one-on-one, live, online resources for kids and teens.
- Internet & Computer: Help / Rules
- 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.
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- Obituary Search Request
The San Francisco Main Library provides a free obituary search service for persons whose obituary appeared in San Francisco newspapers.
- Project Read
Professionally trained volunteer tutors provide free one-on-one tutoring to English-speaking adults who want to improve their basic reading and writing skills.
- 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.
San Francisco recording booth is located on the Sixth Floor of the Main Library, near the Skylight Gallery.
- 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.
- 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.