The Library is open for in-person browsing and borrowing three days a week. The Library’s hours during the pandemic are Sundays from 12 pm to 4 pm and Mondays and Thursdays from 11 pm to 4 pm.
As safety is our priority, all adult patrons using the Library must furnish proof of full vaccination. Unvaccinated children are permitted in the Library on Sundays only. Proof of vaccination may include:
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.
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 email@example.com, 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.