Council of Neighborhood Libraries

Mission Statement

In order to create a public library system that best meets the needs of San Franciscans, the CNL promotes dialogue among and between Branch Libraries, San Francisco neighborhoods, and library and city decision-makers by:

  • Promoting public awareness about the library system and its services
  • Identifying and championing branch needs and working to resolve issues
  • Acting as a conduit for neighborhood input

--Adopted August 30, 2001


Meetings are designed to facilitate exchange of information and discussion of ideas and will be conducted by the Chief of Branches. Unless otherwise announced, the Council of Neighborhood Libraries meets on the fourth Thursday of each month in the Latino Hispanic Community Meeting Room L58-A, Main Library, at 100 Larkin Street, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.


March 25, 2021 (PDF)

February 25, 2021 (PDF)

January 28, 2021 (PDF)

Meeting Schedule (PDF)


October 22, 2020 (PDF)

September 24, 2020 (PDF)

January 23, 2020 (PDF)



October 24, 2019 (PDF)

September 26, 2019 (PDF)

August 22, 2019 (PDF)

July 25 Minutes (PDF)

June 27 Minutes (PDF)

May 23 Minutes (PDF)

April 25 Minutes (PDF)

March 28 Minutes (PDF)

January 24 Minutes (PDF)

Meeting Schedule 2019 (PDF)



October 25 Minutes (PDF)

September 27 Minutes (PDF)

August 30 Minutes (PDF)

July 26 Minutes (PDF)

June 28 Minutes (PDF)

April 26 Minutes (PDF)

March 29 Minutes (PDF)

February 22 Minutes (PDF)

January 25 Minutes (PDF)



October 17 Minutes (PDF)

September 28 Minutes (PDF)

August 31 Minutes (PDF)

June 29 Minutes (PDF)

TECH’D OUT Commission Presentation (PDF)

May 25 Minutes (PDF)



For more information, please contact Cathy Delneo, Chief of Branches, at 415-557-4353 or email: