How to Search the SF Chronicle Database

Look up Topics from 1865 to Today!
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The Library has access to the San Francisco Chronicle Current and Historical database which begins in 1865. Learn tips on searching for San Francisco's history – including national and worldwide topics.

Come learn how to use this tremendous resource at the library!

Bring your laptops if you prefer or laptops will be provided on site.


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Learn more about History and Genealogy through the wealth of resources available at the Library.

Upcoming Events

Computer Help
Sunday, September 22, 2019, 1:00 pm
Portola, Portola General Floor Area
El Tecolote: a retrospective
Sunday, September 22, 2019, 2:00 pm
Main Library, Learning Studio
Healthy Aging Exercise Class
Monday, September 23, 2019, 10:00 am
North Beach, North Beach Meeting Room

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Computer Help for Adults/Seniors
Sunday, September 22, 2019, 2:00 pm
Ortega, Ortega Meeting Room
Computer Help For Adults/Seniors
Sunday, September 22, 2019, 2:00 pm
Anza, Anza General Floor Area
Job Seekers' Lab
Monday, September 23, 2019, 10:00 am
Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Ctr.

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The Stuff of Life:
Through Thursday, September 26, 2019
Main Library, Skylight Gallery
Queer as German Folk
Through Thursday, September 26, 2019
Main Library, LGBTQIA Center Exhibit Space
Rock Star Journalists of Rolling Stone
Through Sunday, October 20, 2019
Main Library, Magazines & Newspapers Center 5th Fl
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