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Library Collections and Services

  • High interest books at adult, teen and children's reading levels.
  • Basic collections of fiction, nonfiction and reference materials are available. Branches also offer a variety of magazines, newspapers, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs. 
  • 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.
  • Medium sized collection of Chinese language materials
  • Laptop Lending Program Laptop Program for public in-library use of a Library laptop
  •  Portola Branch on Facebook

Languages Spoken by Staff

English | Chinese - Cantonese, Mandarin, Toi-Shanese | Vietnamese

Library Construction

The new Portola Branch opened on February 28, 2009.

Upcoming Events

Homework Help for Grades K-5
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Portola, Portola Meeting Room
Alphabet Rockers in Concert!
Friday, April 18, 2014
Portola, Portola Meeting Room
DIY T-Shirt Bag
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Portola, Portola Meeting Room

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Upcoming Classes

Tai Chi
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Portola, Portola Meeting Room
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