Organizations serving low income children are welcome to get free books for infants through teens at our Book Bank.
Each client must book their own appointment to visit during Open Hours. You may arrive anytime during Open Hours on your confirmed appointment date.
Know before you go: Review your confirmation instructions before each visit for updates in our procedures. You’ll receive an automatic confirmation via email and two reminders — one a week in advance, and another three days before your appointment. (If you don’t receive a confirmation, either you didn’t complete your reservation, typed in the wrong address, or it’s in your junk folder.) Please cancel or reschedule promptly so others may Get Books if you can no longer make it.
All appointments are subject to review for eligibility for our services.
We’re still observing strict health protocols to keep our doors open to serve you: capacity is limited; properly fitted N95 masks required inside the Book Bank. No exceptions. We’ll give you a reusable N95 mask if you don’t have one; please retain it for future visits as they cost us $1 each. Appointments subject to cancellation or change as public health orders require.
Same day appointments may become available as colleagues cancel or reschedule.
Note to Parents & Guardians: The Book Bank does not serve individual families. Please invite staff of organizations that serve your children — their educators, nurses, doctors, social workers, and other providers — to make an appintment to Get Books for your children and their programs.
2166 Palou Avenue, San Francisco
Conveniently located near Highways 101 and 280—just a block away from SCRAP!
We have a variety of titles in sets for classroom use. See our current inventory here, and contact us to confirm availability.