San Francisco History Center

San Francisco History Center - 6th Floor


100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States



**Important information about access to archival collections

We are undergoing a major collection move to offsite storage through 2024. Access to materials may be limited. Most of the archival collections will be delayed when retrieving from April 2024 to November 2024. If you are planning a research visit, please contact San Francisco History Center to determine availability and options.


The Daniel E. Koshland San Francisco History Center contains a research collection of books, newspapers and magazines, photographs, maps, posters, archives and manuscript collections, and ephemera, documenting all aspects of San Francisco life and history. The Center is also the archives for the City and County of San Francisco.

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Class Visits and Tours

We welcome class visits and group tours of the San Francisco History Center. If you are interested in bringing your class/group to visit, please contact us at least two weeks in advance at (415) 557-4567 or Let us know the name of your organization or school, what aspect of the collection would be of interest to your students/group, grade level and how many people in the group and which days and times you are available to come to the library.