Chinatown Branch

Chinatown/Him Mark Lai

Closed Now

1135 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
United States

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Sun 1 - 5
Mon 10 - 6
Tue 10 - 8
Wed 10 - 8
Thu 10 - 8
Fri 1 - 6
Sat 10 - 6



  • In addition to collections in English, there are books and other materials including magazines, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs in Chinese.
  • Medium size collection of Vietnamese language materials.
  • Large Asian Interest collection in English specifically focuses on China, Chinese culture and the Chinese in America.
  • An extensive file of pamphlets, newspapers and magazine articles on Chinatown's history and issues of concern to the Chinese and Asian American community.  Chinatown subjects (PDF).
  • Collections of historical and academic Asian-American interest magazines and newspapers. Asian-American periodicals (PDF).
  • Bound collection of Asianweek newspapers. AsianWeek list (PDF).

Languages spoken by staff (based on staff availability): English | Chinese - Cantonese, Mandarin | Vietnamese

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