“Our libraries are thriving because they truly serve the public.

This is the chance in our lifetimes to say ‘I made this happen' and to feel the pride of building a great legacy.”

—Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The Neighborhood Library Campaign


The largest building campaign in San Francisco Public Library history!


The historic Branch Library Improvement Program (BLIP) was an unprecedented, city-wide project that called for 16 branch renovations, construction of new buildings at three existing branches, the replacement of four leased facilities with city-owned buildings, and the construction of the brand new Mission Bay Branch.

Funded by a bond measure that passed overwhelmingly in 2000, BLIP funded the building and renovation of our branches, but the bond did not provide funding for furnishings, fixtures and equipment.

Friends’ Neighborhood Library Campaign filled these gap by raising the funds to equip and furnish our libraries.

The Neighborhood Library Campaign (NLC) provided the much needed furniture, fixtures and equipment for every branch, ensuring that children, teens, adults and seniors all have access to information and programs, a safe community space and the resources to empower 21st century learning.

For more information on the NLC, please contact
Scott Staub
Executive Director
415.626.7512 x118
scott.staub@friendssfpl.org