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San Francisco Public Library

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Address: 100 Larkin Street at Fulton, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: 415 557 4400
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: This beautiful, impressive modern structure opened in 1996 and contains...
This beautiful, impressive modern structure opened in 1996 and contains seven stories of books and exhibits.
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Very clean, and organized. Easy to handle, staffs were nice and friendly helpful too. Good to stay there enjoy the environment. The only thing was not happy about: A lot of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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san francisco, United States

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I haven't been in the SF Library for years. I popped in their the other day and WOW, was I surprised how nice the remodel looks. I really felt like I was in a Library or Museum in New York!! You must go and get a membership. They have a huge DVD and Music section to check out. And what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very clean, and organized. Easy to handle, staffs were nice and friendly helpful too. Good to stay there enjoy the environment. The only thing was not happy about: A lot of homeless to use this facility, but they do not bother you.

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Aalborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

I visited here during ALA San Francisco. What an awesome library. Had a great tour from Michelle. Keep up the good work!

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San Francisco, California
3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Biggest library in town! lots books in selections. Easy borrow and return. Free wifi speed good enough. I only give 4 stars is because they don't have free parking. You can either park in parking lot across the street, or you will need luck to find parking space near around it. And pay parking meter does not allow you park/pay... More 

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Davenport, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Very interesting public library. Always like to go inside and see the lay out. A nice gift/new/used book shop on the main floor. check it out bibliofriends

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Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Please go ! The building is beautiful ! Art displayed very good! Check all floors ! You can find some great books for sale as well If traveling with children ! Let them roam on kids floor !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Our group secured a great conference room to discuss some great close reads for our poems selected. This group had been taking a course on Modren Poetry. Our leader flew in from Los Angeles to review and discuss some of the poems we were studying. There were three of us who traveled over 120 plus miles to be there.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

For the locals, the San Francisco library is a treasure - lots of good books, etc. to check out and enjoy. They also have e-book collections. I have enjoyed their book sales they offer. They also offer special events such as author events and more. The main library is close to the City Hall area of San Francisco. There is... More 

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Richmond, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

OMG I totally love the kid's center. I took four of my female students to the San Francisco Public Library and they loved it. The space is very kid friendly and they have a large collection of children's books. There is also a small play area, which is quite appealing. If you have kids and you are in the area,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

It can be tough to find cafes with wifi and adequate seating in SF, so I decided to take my laptop to the library and work there. When I arrived, there was a small group of dancers performing a book-themed choreographed modern dance, and it set a delightful mood. I love this place!

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Additional Information about San Francisco Public Library

Address: Address: 100 Larkin Street at Fulton, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: 415 557 4400
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Civic Center
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Civic Center
Civic Center is the seat of power for all things government and performance-related in the city. Although its streets are best walked during daytime, numerous cultural gems are within close proximity to one another. The symphony, opera, ballet, and jazz center offer year round entertainment within the shadow of the city’s Beaux-Arts crown jewel: the gold tipped dome of City Hall.
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