Main Library Tour

Neighborhood: Civic Center

Please Note:

Our free (donations welcome!), regularly scheduled tours are open to the public but NOT open to parties of 8 or more. If you plan to bring 8 or more walkers to a regular tour, please click here for more information on booking private group tours.

Description:

The SF Public Library was named "2018 Library of the Year" by Library Journal magazine. Discover the role of the Main Library in that prestigious award! A dramatic skylight crowns the soaring atrium, flooded with natural light. Bridges span spacious lightwells. Stunning architecture, a vast collection, wide-ranging services - explore it all! (Indoors; 1 hour.)

Next Tour:

Tuesday, October 2 at 12:00 pm given by Rob Spoor

Notes:

The focus of the tour is history and architecture. Following the tour, ask the helpful and knowledgeable librarians for help with such things as getting a library card, using the online card catalog, or exploring the collections.

Future tours:

This tour is also scheduled on those dates in the calendar below (after the map) where the tour time is indicated (in red). You can advance to future months by clicking the >> symbol in the calendar title.

Location:

Meet at the Information Desk, 1st floor Atrium, through Grove St. entrance. Lots of stairs; elevators available.

Click here for public transit or driving directions to the starting point

Schedule:

This tour is offered all year

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Guides:

Coordinator(s): Rosalie Gonzales
Guide(s): Rosalie Gonzales, Joe Healy, Rob Spoor


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