The General Collections and Humanities Center on the 3rd floor of the Main library maintains a well-rounded circulating print history collection and library-use-only print reference collection with an emphasis on local (California and Bay Area) history.

The print collections are supplemented by the following databases...

For more in depth information on the history of San Francisco, including accessing the official archives for the City and County of San Francisco, visit or contact the San Francisco History Center on the 6th floor of the Main library.