The Excelsior Branch Library at 4400 Mission Street (at Cotter) reopened on July 8, 2005 following over a year of seismic retrofitting and other improvements. The Department of Public Works provided the design, project management and construction management for the Excelsior Branch Library project.
The newly refurbished 8,300 square foot branch includes a number of modern and updated features, including solar panels on the roof to improve energy efficiency and light; a special designated teen area as well as children's space; new furniture, shelving and materials display; new computers with access to Library online resources and the Internet; and an updated and refreshed collection. Library users can also enjoy clear signage, an after hours book return, and comfortable seating.
The program/meeting room is adjacent to a garden patio. Additional green features include natural ventilation and added insulation throughout the building.
The Excelsior Branch is the first of 18 branch library renovations funded through the Branch Library Improvement Program, approved by San Francisco voters in 2000.
4400 Mission Street and Cotter Street
Reopened to the public July 8, 2005
Branch Library Improvement Project (BLIP), Program Manager