West Portal

Library detail

Hours

Sun
1 - 5
Mon
1 - 6
Tue
10 - 9
Wed
10 - 9
Thu
10 - 9
Fri
1 - 6
Sat
10 - 6

                                                                                                                       The West Portal Renovation was completed in February 2007.  Search West Portal Branch Archives on Flickr and take a visual tour of the library's history and renovation.

The  West Portal Branch was established in 1936 and was the 20th branch in the San Francisco Library system.  It opened at its current location on May 8, 1939,  in a new building designed by architect Frederick H. Meyer and constructed by the Works Progress Administration for a cost of $109,090. West Portal Branch was designed in a Mediterranean style with colorful red, ceramic roof tiles. Inside, delicate paintings grace the ceiling beams.  It was the second branch to be renovated through the Branch Library Improvement Program, the November 2000 ballot measure resoundingly passed by the voters of San Francisco.

Languages Available:   English | Chinese-Cantonese

Services:

   Wheelchair Accessible          Computers             On-Site Printing         
                                            WiFi WiFi
                                   Teen Services Librarian      

 Ongoing Programs:

Weekly Storytimes:

Collections:

  • High interest books at adult, teen and children's reading levels
  • Large collections of fiction, nonfiction and reference materials
  • Variety of periodicals and audiovisual materials
  • Large collection of electronic resources
  • Medium collections of Chinese and Russian materials
  • Neighborhood newspaper archive:
    Westeside Observer   1991 - June 2018
    West Portal Monthly   1992 - June 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 Watch this spot for West Portal Staff's monthly recommendations of great reads.   See previous months full list of favorite books.

West Portal Events Calendar                  West Portal on Facebook

Coming in July:

Saturday,  7/07/18,  3:00 - 4:00
Paper & Light Tinkering

Thursday, 7/12/18,  10:30 - 11:30
National Summer Learning Day Storytime

Sunday, 7/15/18,  1:00 - 2:00
Playdough Lab - Touch, See and Smell - Summer Stride 2018

Monday, 7/16/18,  4:00 - 5:00
Tim Cain's Sing and Dance Party - Summer Stride 2018

Thursday, 7/19/18, 6:30-8:00
Diy: Duct Tape Craft

Saturday, 7/21/18, 2:00 - 4:00
Hogwarts Science - Summer Stride 2018

Thursday, 7/26/18, 4:00 - 5:00
Fur, Feet, and Feathers

Thursday, 7/26/18, 7:00 - 8:00
NEW! - Boy's Bookgroup
For boys ages 9-11 and a caregiver

Sunday, 7/29/18,  2:00 - 3:30
Beeswax Lip Balm - Summer Stride 2018

Upcoming Events

Toddler Tales and Playtime
Thursday, June 21, 2018, 10:30 am
West Portal, West Portal Children's Area
West Portal Book Club
Thursday, June 21, 2018, 2:00 pm
West Portal, West Portal General Floor Area
Great T(w)een Book Swap
Friday, June 22, 2018, 3:30 pm
West Portal, West Portal Teen's Area

More related events

Upcoming Classes

Felt Animals
Thursday, June 21, 2018, 6:30 pm
West Portal, West Portal Children's Area
Great Books Discussion Group of West Portal
Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 6:30 pm
West Portal, West Portal Children's Area
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