Chinatown Branch

Available:

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

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Coming soon:

Browse & Bounce in-person browsing in the stacks and public computers use by reservation at the Main 1st Floor, Chinatown, Excelsior, Mission Bay, Ortega, Richmond, Visitacion Valley.

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Address

1135 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
United States

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

Features

Collections

  • In addition to collections in English, there are books and other materials including magazines, newspapers, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs in Chinese

  • Medium size collection of Vietnamese language materials.

  • Large Asian Interest collection in English specifically focuses on China, Chinese culture and the Chinese in America.

  • An extensive file of pamphlets, newspapers and magazine articles on Chinatown's history and issues of concern to the Chinese and Asian American community.  Chinatown subjects (PDF).

  • Collections of historical and academic Asian-American interest magazines and newspapers. Asian-American periodicals (PDF).

  • Bound collection of Asianweek newspapers. AsianWeek list (PDF).

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

 

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