- The San Francisco Main Library provides a free obituary search service for up to 10 names per month.
- We perform searches only for persons whose obituary appeared in San Francisco newspapers.
- All requests are fulfilled on a first come, first served basis.
- We cannot guarantee that we will find the information you request.
- Please allow 2-4 weeks for us to respond to your request.
August 5, 6 p.m. to August 6, 9 a.m.: The library’s primary catalog system, Bibliocommons, and related products (search functions, book carousels on the homepage, etc.) will not be available due to system maintenance. Patrons can search our collections via our legacy catalog during this outage.