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Wallace Stegner Environmental Center - 5th Floor


100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States



The Wallace Stegner Environmental Center aspires to build understanding and critical thinking on the human relationship to, and stewardship of, the environment. In 2023, San Francisco Public Library began to evolve the environmental focus of the Center towards creating a culturally affirming space for our local American Indian community, as first stewards of the land.

As we work further on its evolution, library visitors can expect the Center to become home to an expanded collection of books and roster of programs on California Indians, with the strongest focus on the areas surrounding the land now known as San Francisco.

The Center is a starting point for your learning, that may lead you to the library's broader collections on environmental issues and the experiences of American Indians.

The Center is named after the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Wallace Stegner and houses a display of books from Stegner's personal library.

Food For Thought




Community Partner Spotlight: Jamie Chan interview

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I am a fourth generation San Franciscan, and I [...] always had a fascination with plants. I became a research biologist and a STEM teacher educator at San Francisco State University. There I realized that the connection to plants, wellness and climate advocacy had deep connections. [read the full interview]