Avoid the men's room at all cost
WiFi is aweful
There's a creepy guy on the 5th floor always watching porn on his laptop.
After you check out your books, head to the basement cafe for a quiet lunch.
If you have a kid with you, DO NOT USE THE 1st FLOOR BATHROOMS. Sorry for shouting but they are scary. There are kid bathrooms in the children's room. Ask the librarian for the key.
On the 6th Floor, check out the San Francisco History Center, containing a research collection of books, newspapers, magazines, photographs, maps, and more documenting San Francisco life and history.
the library is the first place i hit n every city...
It smells weird.
The higher up in the library you go, the cleaner the bathrooms are likely to be.
The best spots for a long read are in the northwest and southwest rotundas; the higher the floor, the quieter.
So many homeless people!
Good Turkey Supreme Sandwiches in the Mint.
I bring my Lysol wipes here every time.
Despite half of the citys homeless living here during open hours.... I love it
Watch ur step in the gross bathrooms here.
There are bathrooms on the lower level, the main floor, the 3rd floor , and for children in the children's center (key required). Avoid 1 st floor bath rooms.
A refuge for a writer......
We performed in the theatre inside the library.
This is why u should bring your own Lysol wipes... I can focus more on work and less on catching something. :)
I'm not loving the snarky comments at the expense of homeless people. If you don't like it, why not move to Los Gatos? Or better yet, do anti-poverty organizing.
There are really nice glass study rooms on each floor that significantly reduce sound in and out. Highly recommended to get shit done that requires focus!
Really good wifi. Accessible to people that are not from SF. Better than what I had at my hotel.
Great SF historical and archive collection in the 6th floor.
Imagine a 24 hour library...
Bathrooms are only on the lower level and 1st floor.
Good place to hangout for those who need to save money, eat , and look at exhibits at one place
Free public WiFi throughout building best on east sides of upper floors.
The man in a dress has a five O'clock shadow and he cheks me out...I shudder in fear...and run away...
There are better restrooms in the basement by the cafe 😜
The homeless people are actually less annoying here vs. other SF library locations.
The worst wifi I've ever experienced! Keeps disconnecting and it gets over the nerves
Quiet cafe in the basement
The toilets stink!
Great place for a program
Nice place to have a meeting.
Chinese section in the International area on the 3rd floor. 華人部分
By far the city's busiest public toilet! It rivals any gas station's hands down.
On the 6th Fl through 5/31/12 - Innocents Abroad: the Main Library’s annual humor exhibit explores the book hunting activities of a fervent bibliophile in the first half of the 20th century.
6th floor history room is a true city treasure.