The SFMOMA Open Space blog visited in August and posted this ABC 7 News briefly covered the library in September.

The Library was awarded a “Best of SF” certificate by San Francisco Magazine.

The library was cited in a National Geographic article on road trips.


In October KQED reported on the first of the library’s Place Talks.

Hoodline covered the library in September.

The San Francisco Chronicle gave the library a lovely feature in the Datebook section on August 24.


Wired Science gave thoughtful coverage to our map collection, with article by Greg Miller and photos by Ariel Zembalich.

Over at the library was warmly profiled by Cindy Yogmas (“Best Job Ever”), with photos by Molly DeCaudreaux.

Article and interview by Erin Kissane in Contents magazine, February issue.


Article about the library in the Reed College alumni magazine.

Wired magazine co-founder Kevin Kelly blogged about the library.

The SF Weekly wrote an online column about the library.


The library won a lifetime achievement award from the San Francisco Bay Guardian!.


Feature in Ambidextrous Magazine‘s Spring 2009 issue.

Interview on KQED’s Forum program. Airdate May 14, 2009.

Feature in Make.


The Eye: A Place Both Visually Stimulating and Intellectual by Anne Ray, reporting on us suggested by Courtney Fink.

San Francisco Examiner November 23, 2008, p. 32 and online.


Creating the 21st Century Library by Aaron Sarver.

In These Times,
September 2007, v. 31, no. 9, pp. 36 – 37.

“A World in Three Aisles: Browsing the Post-Digital Library,” by Gideon Lewis-Kraus. Harper’s May, 2007, pp. 45 – 54. With photo essay by Jason Fulford and Tamara Shopsin. A downloadable PDF of the article is posted on our blog at the May 15, 2007 entry.


“Unofficial Histories: Zine and Ephemeral Print Archivists,” by Anne Elizabeth Moore.  Punk Planet, September/October 2006, no. 75.

“Steal This Movie,” by Diane Vadino, ReadyMade, April/May 2006, no. 22, pp. 64 – 67. With sidebar article by Joanne Shen.


“How-To Library” by Arwen O’Reilly. Make: Technology on Your Time,Fall 2005, vol. 4, p. 177.

“Unmusty Archive,” by Beatrice Yuen. San Francisco, July 2005, vol. 52, no. 7, p. 98. (Best of the Bay issue)