San Francisco Public Library

Guidelines for Using the Collection

Due to the rare and fragile nature of many of the materials in our collections, we request that library users observe the following rules:


Please sign the visitor's register as you enter the department. Be sure to keep your library card or a photo ID with you; you will need it to use materials from our collections.


Handling of Materials

Many items are of a rare nature and are costly or irreplaceable, therefore all materials must be treated with special care.

Requesting Materials