African American Center - 3rd Floor

Department detail

Hours

Sun
12 - 5
Mon
10 - 6
Tue
9 - 8
Wed
9 - 8
Thu
9 - 8
Fri
12 - 6
Sat
10 - 6
The Library is closed February 20, Presidents' Day

The African American Center at the San Francisco Public Library welcomes students, researchers, and anyone interested in learning more about the historical, political, and cultural experiences of African Americans in California and beyond. In addition to housing a collection of reference materials that span a range of subject areas, including religion, slavery, civil rights, racial identity, art, military, and current events, the Center also partners with other library departments and community organizations to sponsor exhibits and programs that are free to the public.

What does race mean to you? We invite you to submit your work and contribute to the discussion on race in your community and beyond. More information at Race in the Public Eye.

Collections and Services Available

New Titles

See the full New Titles: African American Center list

Featured African American Center Staff Picks

See the full Muhammad Ali list

Additional Resources

Upcoming Events

Activism, Uprising, Protest in the San Francisco Bay Area 1965-1971
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 6:00 pm
Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Martha C. Taylor: From Labor to Reward
Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 6:00 pm
Main Library, African American Center
Great Books Discussion Group
Thursday, March 2, 2017, 5:30 pm
Main Library, Sycip Room - Floor 4

More related events

Current Exhibits

Envisioning the Classics with Color
Through Thursday, March 2, 2017
Main Library, African American Center
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