North Beach Branch

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850 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
United States

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North Beach Branch is supporting the City’s Community Hub initiative to provide support for students in grades K-8 who are utilizing SFUSD’s Distance Learning Curriculum and prioritize children and youth with high levels of need. Due to public health requirements for physical distancing and space limitations, the Library cannot provide simultaneous SFPL To Go service. Please call the TIP Line 415-557-4400 to transfer your materials to the next convenient location.


Ongoing Programs

Weekly Storytimes

Regular Children Programs

Regular Adult Programs

Sound Sculpture by Bill Fontana


  • Large Chinese language collection

  • Small Italian interest collection

  • Small collection of information by and about “Beat” writers

  • Local oral history, newspapers, newsletters (The Semaphore) and selected poems by Ronald F. Sauer

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