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Mechanics' Institute

Mechanics' Institute

Library, Movie Theater, and Bookstore · Downtown San Francisco-Union Square
57 Post St (Btw Kearny St. & Lick Pl.), San Francisco, CA 94104, United States
Hours:
Closed until 1:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 1:00 PM–5:00 PM
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    Todd N.
    "Check out the beautiful spiral stairway."(2 Tips)
    Parker H.
    "oldest library on the West Coast"(3 Tips)
    Patrick K.
    "Classic chess club on 4th floor."(2 Tips)
    Jeremy S.
    "Take the free tour on Wednesday's at noon! Cool old building and looks like..."(2 Tips)
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  • Joanne W.

    Beautiful spiral staircase.

    Joanne Wong · December 20, 2015
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  • Todd N.

    Check out the beautiful spiral stairway.

    Todd Nilson · November 16, 2015
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  • Rodney L.

    Incredible all you can eat pasta on Tuesdays. Don't miss it.

    Rodney Linebarger · September 6, 2012
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  • Parker H.

    The oldest library on the West Coast and the oldest chess club in the US. Take the free tour on Wednesdays at noon.

    Parker H · April 29, 2012
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  • The Bold Italic

    This library has comfy chairs, movie screenings, lectures with bigwigs, chess and wine tasting events. Read more

    The Bold Italic · May 31, 2011
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  • Jeremy S.

    Take the free tour on Wednesday's at noon! Cool old building and looks like a real library. Cozy leather chairs and polished brass. Very nice staff too. Read more

    Jeremy Snell · February 8, 2010
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  • Patrick K.

    Classic chess club on 4th floor. Oldest west of Mississippi

    Patrick Kitano · January 16, 2010
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  • Suki K.

    Take the noon tour on a Wednesday.

    Suki K · August 24, 2009
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  • Carlos A.

    Read in peace at the Mechanic's Institute Library.

    Carlos Ambrozak · August 3, 2009
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