What city would be complete without our branch libraries? Libraries provide every resident with equal access to information and knowledge. Through access to literature, the Internet, audio and visual services, and other educational programs, libraries provide a learning environment for children, adults, and many others in our diverse community.
Public Works manages the Branch Library Improvement Program (BLIP) for the San Francisco Public Library. By providing project management and construction oversight, DPW oversees the largest building campaign in San Francisco Public Library history. In November 2000, the voters passed a bond measure for $106 million to upgrade San Francisco's branch library system, and in November 2007, the voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition D authorizing additional funding to improve the branches. The BLIP program includes the construction and renovation of 24 branch libraries (16 renovations and eight new buildings). BLIP will provide the public with seismically safe, accessible, technologically updated, and code compliant branch libraries in every neighborhood.
Completed Projects are now open to the public. Please visit the project pages to learn more.