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.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Alcala-Veraflor, Chief of Branches, at 415-557-4353 or email: