San Francisco Public Library: Main Branch

The San Francisco Public Library's Main Branch is one of the city's best used resources. Sandwiched between The Tenderloin and SOMA neighborhoods,  it's massive structure climbs up six stories and spans over one city block. The Main Branch is a dynamic building filled with funky people and offbeat activities, for better or worse.

 San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch. San Francisco, CA.

San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch. San Francisco, CA.

 View of the Main Branch of the San Francisco Public Library from the 5th floor. San francisco, CA.

View of the Main Branch of the San Francisco Public Library from the 5th floor. San francisco, CA.

 Ike Maldonado browses the shevles of the San Francisco Public Library's Main Branch looking for exercise books. San Francisco, CA.

Ike Maldonado browses the shevles of the San Francisco Public Library's Main Branch looking for exercise books. San Francisco, CA.

 Rodrigo Yanez studies music theory in the San Francisco Public Library's 4th floor music center. San Francisco, CA.

Rodrigo Yanez studies music theory in the San Francisco Public Library's 4th floor music center. San Francisco, CA.

 A San Francisco Public Library patron takes a mid-day nap at the Main Branch. San Francisco, CA.

A San Francisco Public Library patron takes a mid-day nap at the Main Branch. San Francisco, CA.

 San Francisco Public Library patrons in the Main Branch. San Francisco, CA.

San Francisco Public Library patrons in the Main Branch. San Francisco, CA.

 Doug Schaden, a 3rd floor page at the San Francisco Public Library's Main Branch, gathers discarded books to be re shelved. San Francisco, CA.  

Doug Schaden, a 3rd floor page at the San Francisco Public Library's Main Branch, gathers discarded books to be re shelved. San Francisco, CA.