FREE books! FREE movies! FREE music! FREE classes and events! FREE knowledge!
Where? At your local Public Library of course.
Plenty of resources are available if you just walk-in, but in order to take stuff home or use all their online materials you'll need your own Library Card. Just follow these few easy steps.
To do this Instructable you will need:
-Proof of Address (if your I.D. does not show your San Francisco address)
Using your Public Library is an item on the Neighbors Project Checklist.
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Step 1: Find Your Library
Check in with the Main Library (100 Larkin Street at Grove, (415) 557-4400) to find your neighborhood branch or go online to get all 27 branch addresses, phone numbers and hours.
You might even be able to spot yours by simply walking around your neighborhood. Just follow those smart and happy looking people who are gushing about how, "It's like going into a candy shop where all the candy is free."
Also: each neighborhood's library has its own flavor. For example, the Eureka Valley branch has a large section of LGBTQ books and movies, and DVDs galore of the L Word and Queer as Folk. So shop around for a branch that works with your taste.
Step 2: Bring Your I.D. and Proof of Address
To get a library card you need only two things:
If you have a California State Resident I.D. or Driver License that shows your San Francisco address you have just killed two birds with one stone.
If not, any of the following types of I.D. will do: out of state State Resident or Driver License, Passport, School, Alien Registration, Military, Consular, or Employee.
2. Proof of Address
You can use any of the following: a piece of mail addressed to you at your San Francisco addressed that's postmarked within the past 30 days, an imprinted bank check or deposit slip, current rent receipt, utility bill (from the past 30 days), or a Medi-Cal card.
Step 3: Fill Out the Application
Each Library has computers somewhere near the front desk where you can fill out the application.