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Green Stacks

The Library strives to give users the inspiration and information for living a greener life, including enlightening public events, reading lists and resources for sustainability, and real-world examples from practices in our own eco-friendly libraries. Green Stacks is a partnership of San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco Environment and Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, and is created in conjunction with the Library’s Wallace Stegner Environmental Center.

San Francisco Public Library’s Environmental Efforts

Coming Soon: Phenol-Free (BPA & BPS Free) Thermal Receipt Paper

Because we care about your health, we are searching for a receipt paper that is toxic free. As soon as we find it, we will make it available to our users.

The greenest option for library users is to forgo receipts. You can always check your library record online to learn when your items are due. You can also ask any library worker to help you look this up in person, over the phone or using the Library's live chat online.

Climate Change in the U.S.

In May 2014, the U.S. Global Change Research Program released the Third National Climate Assessment, the authoritative and comprehensive report on climate change and its impacts in the United States.

A team of more than 300 experts guided by a 60-member Federal Advisory Committee produced the report, which was extensively reviewed by the public and experts, including federal agencies and a panel of the National Academy of Sciences.

The full report of the National Climate Assessment provides an in-depth look at climate change impacts on the U.S. It details the multitude of ways climate change is already affecting and will increasingly affect the lives of Americans.

For more information go to the United States Global Change Research Program.