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About Prelinger Library in San Francisco


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The Prelinger Library is an independent research library located in San Francisco’s South-of-Market neighborhood. It is open to anyone for research, reading, inspiration, and reuse.

The library is primarily a collection of 19th and 20th century historical ephemera, periodicals, maps, and books, most published in the United States. Much of the collection is image-rich, and in the public domain. The library specializes in material that is not commonly found in other public libraries. Read more about the collection here.

We have noticed that many people seem to confuse the library with other projects of the library’s co-founders, and with other projects that are not ours. Sometimes we are even credited for the work of others

Library Hours:Wednesdays, 1 p.m. - 8 p.m301 8th Street (near Folsom Street)Room 215San Francisco, CA

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