If you need to book a public meeting room at Excelsior Branch or anywhere in the library system, this is the Tuesday Tip for you.

From the main San Francisco Public Library website, click on the Services Tab and choose Meeting Rooms. Review the size and location of rooms by clicking on either the Main or Branches link under Find the Right Room. If there is a meeting room that fits your needs, read Rules for Community Use or if you represent a City Agency, read Rules for Municipal Use. After this you should also review the items in Meeting Room Policy.

Before filling out your application to use the meeting rooms, you should check the availability of space for your desired date and location. Popular times such as weekends and evenings are often booked far in advance. To check availability, go the library’s main page and click on the Calendar Tab and choose Show All.

If you meet the guidelines, and the room is not already booked, you can proceed with filling out an application. For this, go back to the Meeting Rooms page, and choose Meeting Room Rules and Applications. Click on the appropriate application to open. [You will need to have a PDF reader installed to open the application.]

Once you have completed the application, fax, mail or drop off your application at the branch. Be sure to fill out the form completely and include all your contact information. We will get in touch with you to confirm that your group can use the room.

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