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Learning Differences Resource Collection - 5th Floor


100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

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San Francisco Public Library supports learning differences by providing resources, support, and programs for adults, teens, and children with dyslexia, attention disorders, processing disorders, autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, and other learning differences- and also their families, friends and professionals.

Collections and Services Available

  • Books, audio and video cassettes on learning differences for adults, teens and children

  • Magazines and newsletters concerned with learning differences and related topics

  • State-of-the-art assistive devices to provide and enhance library accessibility for people with learning differences

  • Public awareness workshops and lectures featuring experts who address topics of interest on learning differences

  • Programs designed for patrons with learning differences


  • San Francisco's Main Library is the first public library in the United States to have services that singularly focus on learning differences

  • The Resource Collection for Learning Differences was established in 1993 with a commitment of support and guidance from the Roberts Foundation and Schwab Learning, a service of the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation

  • The Bridge at Main, a literacy and learning center that prioritizes in community learning, adult literacy, youth and family literacy to create a learning environment for 21st century skills, was opened in 2014