San Francisco Bureau of Architecture rendering: Ortega Branch Library
In November 2000, the voters passed a bond measure for $106 million to upgrade San Francisco’s branch library system and in November 2007, the voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition D authorizing additional funding to improve the branches.
The new building is closer to Ortega St. and includes a large reading area, distinct Children’s and Teen spaces, and a Program Room with after hour’s community access. Other highlights include a study room, views of the ocean, maximum use of natural light, public art, and new furniture, shelving, and materials displays.
The Friends of the San Francisco Public Library are raising funds from private donations to pay for new furniture, fixtures, and equipment for the branch libraries. For more information on the Neighborhood Library Campaign, please contact TScheulov@friendssfpl.org.
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