About Us

The South San Francisco Public Library is more than just books; we provide a variety of services and collections in 3 locations to meet the educational, recreational and informational needs of the diverse community of South San Francisco. In addition to thousands of great books, the Main and Grand Avenue Branch Libraries offer the use of computers with internet access, Microsoft Word and Excel, wireless internet access, subscription databases, collections of DVDs, CDs and children’s CD ROMs. The Grand Avenue Library also has a large collection of Spanish language materials.

Children’s Services offers storytimes for children and families, the Reader Leader program where middle and high school students tutor grade school students, the Summer Reading Club for Children and Teens as well as various seasonal programs throughout the year where children watch performances and complete craft projects.

The library also provides literacy services through Project Read and the Community Learning Center. Project Read offers adult tutoring services, a computer lab for learners, the Learning Wheels literacy van, and Families for Literacy services. The Community Learning Center offers grant-funded computer classes, after school and child tutoring programs, ESL classes and various services in conjunction with other agencies.

The library continually strives to accommodate the informational, recreational and educational needs of our community and is constantly updating and adding programs and services to accomplish this goal.