San Francisco Main Library

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San Francisco Main Library information

San Francisco , USA
100 Larkin St
+1 415 557 4400
Getting there
Muni: Civic Center
Bart: Civic Center
Bus: 5, 6, 7, 19, 21, 31
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Opening hours
10am-6pm Mon & Sat, 9am-8pm Tue-Thu, noon-6pm Fri, noon-5pm Sun
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A grand lightwell illuminates San Francisco's favorite subjects: graphic novels in the Teen Center, poetry in the Robert Frost Collection, civil rights in the Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center, and comic relief in the Schmulowitz Wit and Humor Collection. Check out the 2nd-floor wallpaper made from the old card catalog – artists Ann Chamberlain and Ann Hamilton invited 200 San Franciscans to add multilingual commentary to 50,000 cards. The library quietly hosts high-profile basement lectures, plus enlightening Skylight Gallery ephemera exhibits.