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Better Hours at the Best Library of the Year

Better Hours

All San Francisco libraries are open 7 days a week but starting next year the open hours will be even better. Beginning Jan. 12, 2019, the San Francisco Public Library will increase the open hours at the Main Library and amend hours at several neighborhood branches. The Main Library will now be open one hour later on Sunday and one hour earlier on Monday. These changes allow patrons doing weekend projects for school or work to have longer access to the library. This is the first increase in open hours at the Main since it was built in 1996.

The Library Preservation Fund legislation requires that the library perform an assessment of needs at 5-year intervals to determine library hours. The library, in conjunction with the San Francisco Controller’s Office, performed a comprehensive study which included surveys from patrons and library employees and engagement with community members at public hearings in each of the eleven supervisorial districts.  We want to thank everyone for your feedback.

We hope that these changes will increase the community’s ability to use the library. We want everyone to be able to take advantage of the wonderful resources and materials that are available and free for all.

New Library Hours*
LIBRARY Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
ANZA 1–5 10–6* 10–8* 1–8* 10–6 1–6 10–6
BAYVIEW / BROOKS BURTON 1–5 10–6 10–8 10–8 10–8 1–6 10–6
BERNAL HEIGHTS 1–5 10–6 10–7* 1–9* 10–6 1–6 10–6*
CHINATOWN / LAI 1–5 1–6 10–9 10–9 10–9 1–6 10–6
EUREKA VALLEY / MILK 1–5 10–6 10–9 10–9 10–6 1–6 10–6
EXCELSIOR 1–6* 1–6 10–9 10–9 10–8* 1–6 10–6
GLEN PARK 1–5 10–6 10–6 12–8 10–7 1–6 10–6
GOLDEN GATE VALLEY   1–6* 10–6 10–6 12–8* 12–8 1–6 10–6
INGLESIDE 1–5 10–6 10–6 10–8 12–7 1–6 10–6
MAIN LIBRARY   12–6* 9–6* 9–8 9–8 9–8 12–6 10–6
The Mix at SFPL 12–6* 1–6 1–8 1–8 1–8 1–6 12–6
MARINA 1–5 10–6 10–6 1–8 10–8 1–6 10–6
MERCED  1–6* 10–6 10–9 1–9 10–8* 1–6 10–6
MISSION  1–5 1–6 10–9 10–9 10–9 1–6 10–6
MISSION BAY 1–5 10–6 10–6 11–8 10–6 1–6 10–6
NOE VALLEY / BRUNN 1–5 12–6 10–9 1–9 10–6 1–6 10–6
NORTH BEACH 1–5 10–6* 10–8* 1–8* 10–6 1–6 10–6
OCEAN VIEW 1–5 10–6 10–6 12–8 10–7 1–6 10–6
ORTEGA 1–5 10–6 10–6 1–9 12–9 1–6 10–6
PARK 1–5 12–6 10–9 1–9 10–6 1–6 10–6
PARKSIDE  1–5 1–6 10–9 12–9 10–6 1–6 10–6
PORTOLA 1–5 10–6 10–6 12–8 10–7 1–6 10–6
POTRERO 1–6* 1–6 10–8 1–8* 10–8 1–6 10–6
PRESIDIO    1–5 1–6 10–9 11–8* 10–6 1–6 10–6
RICHMOND / MARKS 1–6* 1–6 10–9 10–9 10–8* 1–6 10–6
SUNSET 1–5 10–6* 10–8* 10–8* 10–8* 1–6 10–6
VISITACION VALLEY 1–5 10–6 10–8 10–8 10–8 1–6 10–6
WEST PORTAL 1–5 1–6 10–9 10–9 10–9 1–6 10–6
WESTERN ADDITION 1–6* 10–6 10–6 1–8 10–7* 1–6 10–6
SFMOMA Public Knowledge 10–5 10–5 10–5 closed 10–9 10–5 10–5
* New hours effective Jan. 12, 2019