The San Francisco Public Library offers an exciting range of exhibitions and programs in support of the Library’s mission statement. Please see our guidelines below if you are interested in collaborating with us.
Public Programs Information
Public programs offer a dynamic exchange of information as well as lifelong learning opportunities through author readings, lectures, panel discussions, film screenings, performance and more.
Public programs must be planned at least four months in advance to allow for adequate publicizing of the event and reserving of a meeting room. Program proposals are reviewed by a library staff committee, and those proposals found to be most closely aligned with our strategic priorities are entered into our programming contact directory to be considered for presenting at one or more of our library locations.
If you are interested in submitting a public program proposal, and potentially being entered into our programming contact directory, please fill out the Presenter Proposal Form and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because of the large number of proposals received, please allow about 8 weeks to receive a response from the Library.
Exhibitions and displays represent diverse communities and histories throughout the San Francisco Bay Area that illuminate the depth of library collections and address timely social issues. Exhibitions in our larger galleries are typically planned two years in advance to allow for adequate planning, contracting, curation, and publicizing of the exhibit. Proposals are reviewed on a six-month basis by committee, and those proposals found to be most closely aligned with our strategic priorities are considered for installation.
If you are interested in exhibiting at one of our library locations, please refer to our guidelines below.