Mission Branch Library Renovation

Library Improvements for Tomorrow—Mission Branch

Imagine a place that welcomes and connects our community, that is a joy to work in and that celebrates knowledge and learning. Picture a Mission Branch Library that respects its historic architecture yet incorporates the vibrancy and culture of the Mission neighborhood.

In collaboration with the community and with architects from San Francisco Public Works, the Library aims to transform the Mission Branch into an energy efficient, safe and resilient neighborhood library while maintaining its inherent charm. We plan to incorporate 21st Century library practices, building systems and technology into this landmarked 1916 Carnegie library.

Goals of this project include the restoration of a community meeting space to the building, returning the primary building entrance to its original location on 24th Street, returning a grand central staircase to the building, improving the facilities for children and teens, adding restroom capacity, and restoring the grand reading room on the upper level.

These are lofty goals, but with the community’s participation and our team’s creativity, the Mission Branch will continue as a neighborhood treasure for many generations to come.

Community Meetings

Library Commission Meetings


  • Status

    In planning and design phase.
  • Schedule

    Construction: Late 2020
  • Budget

    A renovation of the existing building is projected to cost $29.8M. 
  • FAQ

    Answers to frequently asked questions (PDF)