Marina Branch Library

1890 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

415-355-2823

History

Marina library was the fourth branch to be renovated under the Branch Library Improvement Program. This neighborhood treasure closed on Sept. 2, 2005 to undergo a major renovations. It reopened on August 4th, 2007, with a new enclosed glass reading area, new browsing area, a revamped children’s room, designated teen area and new public restrooms. The library is now seismically safe, fully accessible and technologically updated with new computers and free WiFi access to the Internet. Project costs totaled $3.9 million.

Marina Branch Library was the 23rd branch established in the San Francisco Public Library system. The original branch building was designed by the architectural firm of Appleton & Wolfard and was featured in the September 1955 issue of Architectural Record magazine. It was built at a cost of $156,742. An additional $12,926 was spent on equipment and furniture. The building was opened to the public on June 16, 1954, and formally dedicated on August 11, 1954. 

Images provided by AmericanTowns.com, Ticketmaster
Please use "Flag This Place" to alert us about content that is inappropriate or needs immediate attention. Nothing you submit will be shared with other site visitors.

Upcoming AARP Events

View All AARP Events »


Find information about getting a COVID-19 vaccine in your state. CDC information is available at cdc.gov/coronavirus; additional AARP information and resources are at aarp.org/coronavirus. En español, visite aarp.org/elcoronavirus.

AARP Member Card

Join or Renew Today

JOIN FOR JUST $16 A YEAR

  • Immediate access to your member benefits
  • Discounts on travel and everyday savings
  • Subscription to the award-winning AARP The Magazine
  • An ally on the issues that matter most to you in San Francisco
  • Free membership for your spouse or partner
JOIN NOW