The Photo Desk is closed from 12–1pm on Saturday.
The San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection, located in the San Francisco History Center on the 6th floor, contains photographs and works on paper of San Francisco and California views from 1850 to the present. More about the collection
- Order Images
- Find Photographs of a San Francisco Building
- Classic Image Database
- Explore SFPL's images in Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and Calisphere
- Photo Collection Frequently Asked Questions
- SFPL's images on flickr
- BLOG: What's On the 6th Floor?
Class Visits and Tours
We welcome class visits and group tours of the San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection. If you are interested in bringing your class/group to visit, please contact us at least two weeks in advance at (415) 557-4359 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know the name of your organization or school, what aspect of the photography collection would be of interest to your students/group, how many people in the group and which days and times you are available to come to the library.
Information For Donors
Gifts and donations are important elements in the development of the San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection. Interested donors should contact the Photo Curator for more information: (415) 557-4359 or email@example.com.