San Francisco Public Library

Designed for iPad

    • 4.1 • 15 Ratings
    • Free



San Francisco Public Library in your pocket. Browse new titles and recommendations curated by your library staff, place and manage holds, renew checked out materials, plan your visit and see upcoming events, anytime and anywhere.

What’s New

Version 2.10.0

Branch details screens now include local events.

Search results can now be sorted.

An item’s availability can now be seen from search results.

Barcodes can be scanned from the login screen.

This release also includes smaller UX improvements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

iamlindalee ,

Works fairly well

Low ratings appear to be quite old when back then perhaps the app was half-baked. It is easy to use, uncluttered unlike the SFPL website, does what I need, and I hope they keep small and simple. Minus one star as the most recent update was a year ago. Who knows when Bibliocommons last did a tuneup. (Review Mar2020)

habitant_manqué ,

Poor UI Design

TL;DR: all style, no substance.
CSS styling for text and line spacing is all over the place: the “view all” text is too close to the subtitle beneath; the larger text line spacing is too wide, ie “Available from your For Later shelf”, etc.
If book does not have thumbnail, title text should be smaller and not bold so that more of the title can be seen — closer to the author text style and size. Also, there is no consistency of placement of title text in the generic grey thumbnail — padding is 1em, 0.5em? Minimize padding to increase character count for titles and assign style class consistently. Really sloppy styling.
As for lists, such as “New Books (View all)” would be nice to have alpha sorting in filters, and a wider range of page numbering at bottom of list (a sequence of pages, not just one, so that page jumps can be made).
Agree that dark mode would be improvement. I’m guessing there was no user testing on this version.

reviewer_013 ,

Great app after the new update

After this new update the app looks so much better. Before I would just go to the website instead of the app because of the design and slowness. All it’s missing now is a dark mode but still 5/5

App Privacy

The developer, San Francisco Public Library, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

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The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Search History
  • Diagnostics

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