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Books by Mail

What are the eligibility requirements?

How do I register for Books by Mail?

Complete an application (PDF) and return it to the Library or contact Friends for Life:

Your application will be evaluated and you will be notified of the result. Please note that you must return any items you have checked out and pay any fines before we can start this service. To clear your account, you may contact us at 415-437-4835.

How will I receive and return what I borrow?

Everything will be sent via the US Postal Service. We mail a reusable canvas mailbag to your home address. A pre-addressed and pre-paid return mailing card is enclosed each time. All materials must be returned at once in the same bag. Materials can be returned in the following ways: