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Bayview-Anna E. Waden Branch Library


Library History:

Bayview/Anna E. Waden Branch Library was opened as a storefront facility in 1927. It was the 13th branch in the San Francisco Public Library system, replacing a "library station" that had been established in 1921. The present Bayview Branch Library is located on the 3rd Street business corridor of the Bayview/Hunter's Point district. This red brick building was built in 1969 with a bequest from Anna E. Waden, a clerical employee of the City of San Francisco. Miss Waden's gift of $185,700 paid for the development of this cooperative community project. The building was completed in February 1969, and the formal dedication took place on July 12, 1969. The architect was John S. Bolles & Associates and the contractor was Nibbi Brothers. A sculpture by Jacques Overhoff graces the facade of the building.


Denise L

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Staff was very helpful. In addition there's a 2 hour a day computer limit, I had 5 tests to take which would take more than 2 hours, after taking a break I was accommodated so that I could finish all my test. Thanks.

J Privacy

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017
Beautiful new library. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I happened upon this library and decided to stop in and check it out. Bayview has been a long-neglected area of the city and I'm glad that the residents here now have a decent library to use.


Sunday, April 3, 2016
Went today to log on to a computer had the worst experience in my life. Hate to say it but the only Black woman there wouldn't help . Don;t know her name. What I can say is a young man by the name of Paul was extremely helpful. Thank you to the Bayview / Linda Brooks Burton Library for having someone there who takes the time out from behind the desk to assist people. That was my first time there his helpfulness and patience is the only reason I will return. Love the new Library very clean there were 4 computers not working but my overall experience was okay

Willie Johnson

Monday, Jan. 15, 2018
School is nice and big.

Lola Jones

Sunday, May 14, 2017
does not always have the books you like

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