Library Holds Open Hours Hearings in Every District

For Immediate Release:  October 17, 2017
Contact: Mindy Linetzky
(415) 557-4252;


Library Holds Open Hours Hearings in Every District

Library hours, too many? Too few? We want to hear from you!

 San Francisco, CA – The San Francisco Public Library is undergoing an assessment of our current open hours with a series of 11 public hearings – one in each supervisorial district. We are looking for community input and feedback to provide us with the information needed to update or maintain library hours that best serve the needs of San Francisco residents.

This assessment is required every five years per the Library Preservation Fund ordinance and was first conducted in 2012 with implementation of new hours in 2013. As took place in 2012, eleven library locations – each representing a supervisorial district – will host an Open Hours Community Hearing in the latter part of October and first part of November. The dates, times and locations of the hearings are listed below and online here.

Translators will be available. Also, to ensure the participation of people with disabilities, sign language interpreter services and real-time captioning and large-print survey forms will be provided at all of the meetings. Requesting other accommodations at least 72 hours in advance will help to ensure availability. For inquiries or requests for accommodations, please call (415) 557-4557 or email

In addition to the hearings, the Library invites the public to take our 2017 Open Hours Assessment survey. The survey responses, along with the public hearing discussions, will help us assess whether the library’s open hours across the system are meeting the public’s needs.

For more information, visit or call (415) 557-4277.

Hearing schedule:

Tuesday, October 24
6:30 p.m.
SF Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room (District 6)

Wednesday, October 25
6:30 p.m.
Excelsior Branch (District 11)

Thursday, October 26
6:30 p.m.
Chinatown/Him Mark Lai Branch (District 3)

Saturday, October 28
10:30 a.m.
Marina Branch (District 2)

Thursday, November 2
6:30 p.m.
Western Addition Branch (District 5)

Saturday, November 4
12 p.m.
Mission Branch (District 9)

Saturday, November 4
3 p.m.
Ortega Branch (District 4)

Wednesday, November 8
6:30 p.m.
Merced Branch (District 7)

Thursday, November 9
6:30 p.m.
Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch (District 1)

Tuesday, November 14
6:30 p.m.
Bayview/Linda Brooks-Burton Branch (District 10)

Wednesday, November 15
6:30 p.m.
Glen Park Branch (District 8)