The thoughtful renovation of the beautiful, midcentury modern branch included a small addition, new accessible restrooms, seismic upgrading, technological updating and new furnishings. The light-filled Library includes a reading lounge area with a refurbished gas fireplace as well as a pleasant outdoor courtyard surrounded by flowers and plants.
Originally built in 1961, the branch library now offers more designated space for teens and children as well as accommodating a new staff work area. A more flexible layout can support a variety of library programs and events. The branch alsohas new furniture, shelving and flooring, a comfortable newspaper and magazine area, additional public computers and Wi-Fi access to the Internet.
1 Jose Sarria Court (16th Street near Market)
Opened October 24, 2009
Total project cost: $4.4 million.
In 2000, San Francsisco voters passed Proposition A, the San Francisco Public Library Bond Program; allowing the City to finance, refurbish and seismically upgrade the city’s branch libraries.
DPW Bureau of Architecture (BOA)
DPW Bureau of Project Management (BPM)
DPW Bureau of Construction Management (BCM)
DPW Bureau of Engineering (BOE)
LC General Engineering & Construction, Inc., Contractor
BLIP Program Manager