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Main Library

South San Francisco Public Library

Provides general reading materials and reference services to adults, teenagers and children.


Provides general reading materials and reference services to adults, teenagers and children. Special materials available include compact discs, large print books and DVDs. Wheelchair-accessible computer workstations with Kurzweil software for vision-impaired, as well as over-sized mouse and special keyboards are available. Local nonprofit groups may arrange to use the library meeting room (application available on website). . Project Read provides literacy services for adults in North San Mateo County (described separately). Library activities for children include summer and school-year reading programs and weekly story hours. The library is a member of the Peninsula Library System. The Grand Avenue Branch is located at 306 Walnut Avenue (650-877-8530). Its hours are Monday, Tuesday, 10-6; Wednesday, 12-8; Thursday, 10-6. Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Community Learning Center at 520 Tamarack Lane (650-877-8540) offers tutoring and homework assistance, classes and a computer lab for youth and adults. It is designed to enhance basic reading and writing abilities, English language fluency, work-related skills and parenting resources. It is open Monday-Saturday. Call for hours. Spanish-speaking staff is available.


Public Transit:

SAMTRANS stops at the front door.
840 West Orange Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080 37.6524928 -122.4364291 Libraries

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Spanish

Accessibility Options:

  • Disabled Parking
  • Ramp
  • Wheelchair



Printing charges $.15/page, copier charges $.20/page. Cash and credit cards accepted.


Resident of California to obtain a library card

How to Apply:

Walk in. Proof of residency (with current picture ID and address) required to receive a library card. Children 17 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian when they apply.

Service Wait Estimate:

No wait.

Service Areas:

  • San Mateo County