The Bridge at SFPL

The Bridge At Main - 5th Floor

Open Now

100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States



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

The Bridge at Main is a literacy and learning center where you can find resources, classes and people who can help. 

Our Programs

Click on the + sign below to see more information about our programs. 


The Bridge offers classes and one-to-one assistance for adult learners new to technology or who would like to brush up on their computer skills. Topics include: 

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive, Zoom and other applications
  • Basic skills and apps for smartphones and tablets
  • 3D Printing

We offer in-person appointments for technology help. Limit: one appointment per week


For more technology classes and drop-in help sessions, check out the Library's TECH TIME program series

We have programs offered in Chinese and Spanish. SEE ALL PROGRAMS

Check out the TECH TIME playlist on YouTube

Sign up for our Technology Newsletter

Project Read

Project Read is the adult literacy program of San Francisco Public Library. Trained volunteer tutors provide free one-on-one tutoring to English-speaking adults who want to improve their basic reading and writing skills. 



Fog Readers

FOG Readers is a reading remediation program that helps struggling readers in grades 1-4. 

Project Read lesson

Adult English Language Learners who live in San Francisco can improve their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills with the help of a one-on-one tutor.

Adult English Language Learners from anywhere can practice speaking English in a friendly online group setting with our ESL Convo Club.

Learn More & See Upcoming Programs


Career Online High School

Earn a fully accredited high school diploma with a career certificate for FREE with Career Online High School. Career certificates include Child Care & Education, Certified Protection Officer, Home Care Professional and more.


The Bridge at Main offers support and information for individuals who have been formerly incarcerated or detained in county, state, or federal institutions and are in the process of returning home. We can assist in connecting people involved in the reentry process with the public library and other available local community resources.


Veterans can find resources and information about agencies aimed at directly assisting veterans with a variety of needs, such as employment, health and education. 


  • Hi-Lo Collection - A resource collection of materials with high interest for adults written at a comparatively lower reading level with simple vocabulary and syntax, short chapters, a slim page count and gripping storylines. See the Hi-Lo Picks for Adult Readers list.

  • Bridge Collection - A resource collection of instructional and informational materials on literacy, learning and learning differences.

  • Veterans Resources Collection - A resource collection of books to aid veterans in seeking benefits, employment and adjusting to civilian life and also books about the veteran experience.