San Francisco Main Library


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Built in 1996 by the architectural firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, San Francisco's public library is beautifully designed, though locals still complain about the number of missing and lost books. On the top floor, the San Francisco History Room hosts changing exhibitions, a large photo archive and knowledgeable, friendly staff. The basement café is mediocre, but the small shop on the main floor has bargains on local titles. Readings by big-name and up and coming authors are held here on a regular basis.

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San Francisco Main Library details

100 Larkin Street,
between Grove & Fulton Streets

Area San Francisco

Transport BART & Metro to Civic Center/bus 5, 21, 47, 49 & Market Street routes . Library 10am-6pm Mon, Sat; 9am-8pm Tue-Thur; noon-6pm Fri; noon-5pm Sun. History room 10am-6pm Tue-Thur, Sat; noon-6pm Fri; noon-5pm Sun. Tours 2.30pm Wed, Fri.

Telephone 557 4567

San Francisco Main Library website

Open 8am-8pm daily. Tours 10am, noon, 2pm Mon-Fri.

Admission free; 3mth visitor's card $10.

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