Capital Projects: Building for You

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Capital Projects

The San Francisco Public Library is dedicated to building stronger neighborhoods by creating spaces that foster community connections, improve staff operations, and meet our patrons' dynamic needs. In recent years, we have invested in capital improvements system wide.

  • Mission Branch Library

    Highlights

    • Community meeting space restoration
    • Grand central staircase restoration
    • Improved facilities for children and teens
    • Additional restroom capacity
    • Upper level grand reading room restoration

    Status

    Planning and design phase

    Estimated Start

    Late 2020

    Budget

    $19.8 million

  • Ocean View Branch Library

    Highlights

    • Increase lounge and study seating
    • Provide a designated area for teens
    • Increase meeting/program room capacity
    • Enable after-hours access for meetings/programs
    • Provide an area for quiet study
    • Improve exterior design

    Status

    Planning and design phase

    Estimated Start

    Construction: TBD

    Budget

    $10.5 million

  • Chinatown Branch Library

    Highlights

    • Energy efficient, safe and resilient
    • 21st Century library practices, building systems and technology
    • Restore the grand reading room
    • Improved paths of travel throughout the library
    • Improve the facilities for children and teens

    Status

    Planning and design phase

    Estimated Start

    Construction: TBD

    Budget

    $29.4 million

  • Automated Materials Handling System

    Highlights

    • New sorting technology
    • Replace existing sorter on first floor
    • New Delivery Services sorting machine
    • New Delivery Services work space

    Status

    December 2019 estimated completion

Completed Projects

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Completed Branches



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