West Portal Branch


These locations [Main, Anza, Bayview, Chinatown, Eureka Valley, Excelsior, Marina, Merced, Mission Bay, Mission Bookmobile, OMI Bookmobile, Ortega, Park, Portola, Potrero, Richmond Bookmobile, Treasure Island Bookmobile, Visitacion Valley, West Portal] are open for SFPL-to-Go front door holds pickup service

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West Portal

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190 Lenox Way
San Francisco, CA 94127
United States

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Sun closed
Mon closed
Tue 10 - 5:30
Wed 10 - 5:30
Thu 10 - 5:30
Fri 10 - 5:30
Sat 10 - 5:30


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  • High interest books at adult, teen and children's reading levels

  • Large collections of fiction, nonfiction and reference materials

  • Variety of periodicals and audiovisual materials

  • Large collection of electronic resources

  • Medium collections of Chinese and Russian materials

  • Neighborhood newspaper archive:
    Westside Observer - 1991 - June 2019, December 2019 - current
    West Portal Monthly - 1992 - June 2019, December 2019 - current

Languages spoken by staff (based on staff availability): English | Chinese - Cantonese

Staff Recommendations

See West Portal Staff's previous monthly recommendations of their favorite books.