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The SFPL Text & Chat service works best for answering brief, factual questions. In depth questions will be forwarded in email format to subject specialists, who will try to get back to you within 2 days.


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Submit a question to an SFPL librarian via email. Emailed questions may not be answered immediately; for a quicker response, use SFPL Text & Chat or call your local library.



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Call during business hours to speak with an SFPL librarian at (415) 557-4400.


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