Book Arts & Special Collections

Department detail

Hours

Sun
12 - 5
Mon
10 - 6
Tue
9 - 8
Wed
9 - 8
Thu
9 - 8
Fri
12 - 6
Sat
10 - 6

The Marjorie G. and Carl W. Stern Book Arts & Special Collections Center houses major collections on printing history, calligraphy and lettering, wit and humor, little maga/zines, early children’s books, and several smaller collections . The Center sponsors a variety of exhibitions and programs on a regular basis.

sfpl.org/bookarts

Guidelines for Using the Collection

Collections

Research Resources

More About the Collections

Upcoming Events

SF Correspondence Co-op
Sunday, April 30, 2017, 1:00 pm
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B
Friends of Calligraphy
Sunday, May 7, 2017, 1:00 pm
Main Library, Children's Center
SF Correspondence Co-op
Saturday, May 20, 2017, 1:00 pm
Main Library, Stong Room - Floor 1

Current Exhibits

Bombs Away: Humor Goes to War
Through Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Main Library, Skylight Gallery Exhibit Area
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