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The Library’s circulating collection features more than 37,000 books, periodicals, CDs, and DVDs that span a huge range of Jewish topics and perspectives.

Patrons from a wide variety of backgrounds connect with the riches of Jewish life and tradition according to their own interests and desires — whether it means studying Torah, reading poetry, watching films, or engaging with contemporary issues through a Jewish lens. The Library’s programs bring thousands of people together to learn and converse, and our extensive support services for book groups helps hundreds of Bay Area readers partake in meaningful exchange spurred by reading.

Main Branch

1835 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

on the campus of the Jewish Community High School of the Bay


Hours of Operation

Sunday   12 noon – 4 pm
Monday   10 am – 4 pm
Tuesday   12 noon – 6 pm
Wednesday   10 am – 4 pm
Thursday   12 noon – 8 pm
Closed Fridays, Saturdays, and holidays


Director –  Howard Freedman x 705
Reader Services Librarian –  Rose Katz x 706
Front Desk x 704


San Francisco JCC Pushcart

3200 California Street at Presidio
San Francisco, CA 94118


Hours of Operation

Hours in the Swig Family Beit Midrash: 
Wednesday 11 am – 2 pm
Thursday 5 pm – 8 pm

Hours for Pushcart in the Pottruck Family Atrium:
Monday 5 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday 11 am – 2 pm
Friday 11 am – 2 pm

The Jewish Community Library at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco gives you free and easy access to a great selection of materials housed at the JCC, as well as more than 36,000 items from the Jewish Community Library’s main branch. Contact coordinator Sidney Keith to learn more.

Palo Alto JCC Pushcart

3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303

415.567.3327 ext. 706

Hours of Operation

Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 11 am – 2 pm

The Pushcart at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto gives you access to a selection of great materials housed at the JCC, and to more than 36,000 items from the Jewish Community Library’s other branches (which can generally be brought to the JCC within a week’s time). The Jewish Community Library Pushcart is made possible by a partnership between Jewish LearningWorks and the Oshman Family JCC.