Last Updated: Jan 29, 2021     Views: 165

The Library has partnered with the Department of Children, Youth & Families and the Recreation and Parks Department to implement the Community Hub Initiative, a citywide, neighborhood-based strategy to support children, youth, and families during the school year. Community Hubs provide support for students in grades K-8 who are utilizing SFUSD’s Distance Learning Curriculum and prioritize children and youth with high levels of need.

The following branch locations are currently serving as Community Hubs for the remainder of the 2020-21 academic year: Bernal Heights, Golden Gate Valley, Ingleside, North Beach, Richmond/Senator Milton Marks, Visitacion Valley and Western Addition. Ortega and Sunset will be activated as hubs in February. Due to public health requirements for physical distancing and space limitations, we will not be able to provide SFPL To Go service at all of the hub sites, but we are here to help you find the next, most convenient location to pick up your items. Please call the Tip Line for further assistance: 415-557-4400.


Learning Hubs will be offered to select families based on priority population criteria which includes HOPE SF, public housing and SRO residents; homeless youth; foster care youth; English language learners; African American, Latinx, Pacific Islander and low income Asian families. The priority eligibility characteristics include applicants who are multi-system involved, who indicate they have no internet access and who are without a digital learning device. For more information, visit