San Francisco Public Library Adds More Days, More Hours at Branch Libraries

For Immediate Release: June 16, 2017
Media contact:  Mindy Linetzky
(415) 557-4252

San Francisco Public Library Adds More Days,
More Hours at Branch Libraries
Every Library. Every Day. All Libraries in San Francisco Open Seven Days per Week

 San Francisco, CA –Just in time for summer, San Francisco Public Library is adding an additional, permanent, day of service at nine branch libraries: Anza, Bernal Heights, Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Memorial, Golden Gate Valley, North Beach, Ocean View, Parkside, Potrero and Presidio branches. This will mean all San Francisco public libraries will be open seven days per week.

In addition, Bayview/Linda Brooks-Burton, Glen Park, Ingleside, Mission Bay, Portola and Visitacion Valley branches will gain additional hours during the week. Thanks to the additional hours, all San Francisco neighborhood libraries will be open a minimum of 50 hours each week, with some open 55 hours per week. The San Francisco Main Library is open 60 hours each week.

The new hours go into effect starting Saturday, June 17, 2017.

“Libraries are essential to so many members of our communities, families, seniors, students and children,” said Mayor Edwin Lee. “I’m excited that we are expanding the libraries’ hours this year, providing more activities and more learning opportunities for all our residents across San Francisco.”

“This expansion of service just in time for summer will ensure that youth who participate in the Library’s annual Summer Stride program will have more opportunities and days to take part in free STEM learning programs offered at every branch,” said City Librarian Luis Herrera. The expanded hours promote increased access to library collections, services and materials for all community members.

The additional days of service will continue after the summer is over. View a chart of new library hours (PDF). Bookmarks with the new hours will be available at each of these libraries.

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