Paging Desks

Room detail


12 - 4:45
10 - 5:45
9 - 7:45
9 - 7:45
9 - 7:45
12 - 5:45
10 - 5:45

Paging Desks are located on the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th floors. Staff retrieve books, sheet music, government documents and magazines from closed stacks and off-site storage. Use of reference (LIBRARY USE ONLY) materials requires the deposit of approved photo identification.


  • Provides help using the copy, change and debit card machines
  • Provides access to a (floors 3, 4 and 5)
  • Retrieves materials stored in closed stacks and off-site

    Note: Requests for materials stored off-site (identified in the catalog as DELAYED PAGING) are taken daily and are paged Monday through Friday; generally, materials will be made available 24-48 hours later.

    Materials stored off-site are identified in the Library's catalog as DELAYED PAGING and are noted as follows:
         MAIN: Floor 3 Page Dsk/BrG
         MAIN: Floor 3 Page Dsk/Brk
         MAIN: Floor 3 Page Dsk/Broo
         MAIN: Floor 3 Page Dsk/InBr
         MAIN: Floor 4 Page Dsk/Br
         MAIN: Floor 4 Page Dsk/Sut
         MAIN: Floor 5 Page Dsk/Brr

    Note: Some materials from the San Francisco History Center and the LGBTQIA Center are also stored off-site and will be made available 24-48 hours after being requested.

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