West Portal

Library detail

Hours

Sun
1 - 5
Mon
1 - 6
Tue
10 - 9
Wed
10 - 9
Thu
10 - 9
Fri
1 - 6
Sat
10 - 6

                                                                                                                       The West Portal Renovation was completed in February 2007.  Search West Portal Branch Archives on Flickr and take a visual tour of the library's history and renovation.

The West Portal Branch was established in 1936 and was the 20th branch in the San Francisco Library system.  It opened at its current location on May 8, 1939, in a new building designed by architect Frederick H. Meyer and constructed by the Works Progress Administration for a cost of $109,090. West Portal Branch was designed in a Mediterranean style with colorful red, ceramic roof tiles. Inside, delicate paintings grace the ceiling beams.  It was the second branch to be renovated through the Branch Library Improvement Program, the November 2000 ballot measure resoundingly passed by the voters of San Francisco.

Languages Available:   English | Chinese-Cantonese

Services:

   Wheelchair Accessible          Computers             On-Site Printing         
                                            WiFi WiFi
                                   Teen Services Librarian      

 Ongoing Programs:

                                                   
                                          

Weekly Storytimes:

Collections:

  • High interest books at adult, teen and children's reading levels
  • Large collections of fiction, nonfiction and reference materials
  • Variety of periodicals and audiovisual materials
  • Large collection of electronic resources
  • Medium collections of Chinese and Russian materials
  • Neighborhood newspaper archive:
    Westside Observer   1991 - June 2019
    West Portal Monthly  1992 - June 2019                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 Watch this spot for West Portal Staff's monthly recommendations of great reads.   See previous months full list of favorite books.

See also our Great Reads from the past.

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Upcoming Events

Storytime: For Toddlers
Thursday, December 12, 2019, 10:30 am
West Portal, West Portal Children's Area
Books: Mother-Daughter Bookgroup
Thursday, December 12, 2019, 7:00 pm
West Portal, West Portal Children's Area
Books: Great T(w)een Book Review
Friday, December 13, 2019, 3:30 pm
West Portal, West Portal General Floor Area

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Upcoming Classes

Laughter Yoga For All Ages
Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:30 pm
West Portal, West Portal Children's Area
Technology: Drop-In Tech Help for Seniors and Adults
Saturday, December 14, 2019, 2:00 pm
West Portal, West Portal General Floor Area
Great Books Discussion Group of West Portal
Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 6:30 pm
West Portal, West Portal Children's Area

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