Our library collection is great for research topics in the art and design fields. But if your information needs fall outside of these categories, don't worry - there are many other libraries in the Bay Area that will probably have what you are looking for!

Public Libraries

San Francisco Public Library

Berkeley Public Library

Oakland Public Library

Academic Libraries

San Francisco State University

UC Berkeley Libraries

Special Libraries

California Academy of Sciences Library

Mechanics' Institute Library & Chess Room

Founded in 1854, this historic membership library's collection is especially strong in literature, history, philosophy, and business.

Prelinger Library

An independent research library, the Prelinger Library specializes in unique 19th and 20th century books, ephemera, and periodicals.