Yes, you can ask a San Francisco librarian for assistance from the comfort of your home by using the San Francisco Public Library Text & Chat Reference Service. The service is available during all San Francisco Main Library hours. If your questions are more in depth, they will be forwarded as an email to a Librarian Specialist, based on the topic of your question. The specialists aim to give a response within 2 days.

The text number for Librarian Assistance at the San Francisco Public Library is 415-871-4294.

The chat box is also available on the San Francisco Public Library website under “Ask a Librarian.”


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