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San Francisco Main Library

Things to do Civic Center Free

Time Out says

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.



Address: 100 Larkin St
San Francisco

Cross street: between Grove and Fulton Sts
Opening hours: 8am–8pm daily. Tours 10am, noon, 2pm Mon–Fri
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