San Francisco Public Library


Part of the General Collections and Humanities Center

The Chevron Corporation Teen Center offers titles that meet the popular interests of teenagers. The collection of books - including graphic novels - and magazines focuses on recreational reading for ages thirteen to eighteen. Paperback copies are the most popular format for all materials. (For curricular and academic needs, teenage patrons may rely on the adult nonfiction and fiction collections, as well as on juvenile nonfiction collections.) Current music and films are offered, with formats reflecting available technologies. Teen materials are offered in English, Spanish and Chinese, the most commonly-spoken languages among teens in San Francisco. Materials for the Teen Center are selected from professional review sources, San Francisco Public Library teen librarian reviews and teen patron suggestions. The collection is weeded on a continuous basis; this is of particular importance because of the ephemeral nature of teen popular interests.