Merced Branch Reopened May 2011. Merced is LEED Gold certified
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.
New construction includes an addition at the front of the building, seismic strengthening, a designated Teen Area, a Children’s Area doubled in size with interactive early learning features, new fireside lounge area, accessible restrooms more functional and ergonomic staff work areas, additional computers, improved heating & ventilation, and much more.
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.
Building better libraries for stronger communities