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“Great building, helpful staff”

San Francisco Public Library
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Ranked #103 of 554 things to do in San Francisco
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Owner description: This beautiful, impressive modern structure opened in 1996 and contains seven stories of books and exhibits.
Reviewed 10 April 2013

The design of the building is great, and the collection inside is wonderful. The staff here are very, very helpful, for the most part. As a resident of SF, I love our library system. It's so good.

Thank William M
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

There are way too many homeless inside and outside of this library, even some elevators smell like urine, They need to screen people before they come in. I was really concerned when i saw "the crazies" hanging around talking to themselves and just making random noises.

Thank Alejandro S
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

After this was completed I went and visited. It is really impressive and very well designed. If you have a card yu can request any book and they will email you when it arrives.

Thank travelingfool33
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Reviewed 12 February 2013

I go there often, there is such an extensive collection, and the Main Library has multiple levels, several historical stations and art installations about literature and about the area around the San Francisco Bay. The architecture is refreshing, and quite comfortably quiet on the upper levels. There are also some great bird's-eye views of the Civic Center and City Hall.

Thank JonC572
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Reviewed 3 January 2013

This library is a place of wonder. The building 'feels' right, it is beautiful and has wonderful architecture and views-- and you get the sense you could find anything here, go on adventures with a book, find anything you're looking for, explore technology as well as old editions. The library holds many events and special exhibits as well.

Thank MusicTmama
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