The Library is open for in-person browsing and borrowing three days a week. The Library’s summer hours are Sundays from 12 pm to 4 pm and Mondays and Thursdays from 11 pm to 4 pm.

As safety is our priority, patrons using the Library on Mondays and Thursdays must furnish proof of full vaccination by providing the following:

A CDC or WHO issued COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card that displays name and vaccine dates (a photocopy or a scan stored on a phone is also acceptable)


A digital proof of vaccination that includes a QR code and displays name and vaccine dates.

In addition, there will be limitations on the number of patrons allowed in the Library at the same time on Mondays and Thursdays, with visits limited to 30 minutes.

The above temporary restrictions apply only to Mondays and Thursdays. However, while the proof of vaccination requirement will not be in force on Sundays (particularly in order to allow young children who are ineligible for the COVID-19 vaccine to use the Library), we do ask that all visitors be vaccinated unless they have a medical reason for not doing so, and that people who are not feeling well refrain from entering the Library. And please note that masks must be worn at all times in the building, regardless of the day of the week or vaccination status.

Those who would prefer not to enter the building are welcome to use our “courtyard pickup” service by reserving materials in advance. After searching our catalog, you can reserve items by emailing, by calling 415.567.3327 ext. 704, or by logging in to your patron account in our catalog to place a hold. If you do not have an account, you can apply online here. You will then be informed when your items are ready to pickup in the garage at the Library’s main branch at 1835 Ellis Street.

The Pushcart branches at the JCCSF and the Oshman Family JCC currently remain closed. Items from those branches may be returned to the main branch (the drop box at the Ellis Street gate is always open) or mailed back to us at 1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94115.

Please contact us at or 415.567.3327 ext. 704 to learn more. We would also be happy to help you take advantage of the Library’s eBook and audiobook program.