The library is at 301 8th Street in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood.

It is open during the posted hours.

The library is not visible from the street! From the intercom at 301 8th street, enter 016 to be buzzed in. Instructions for access are also on the intercom.

To reach us remotely, please send an email to
info at prelingerlibrary dot org

Please contact us via email to request special arrangements such as class visits, group tours, or other off-hours access. Off-hours access requests will be honored to the best of our ability but cannot be guaranteed.

Please contact us via email prior to sending us any snail-mail larger than an 8-1/2 x 11 envelope. The library’s snail mail address, for envelopes only, is:

301 8th Street
Suite 215
San Francisco, CA, 94103

The library is not regularly staffed on days when it is not open to the public. We discourage telephone contact because we are unable to guarantee a prompt reply to telephone messages. You are invited to phone us if you do not have access to email: (415) 252-8166. Please allow up to one week for a reply.