School Life

Library Services

You can explore the world through the SFS Library at the Learning Commons. 

The books in our library provoke dialogue and discussion about our diverse human population, sparking imagination and building empathy. 

Book Nook

Check out the student book reviews for September 2021 Book Nook!

SFS Online Library Catalog

Reflecting our values and mission, the School’s collection features diverse holdings of fiction, nonfiction, novels in verse, graphic novels, biographies, and picture books with an emphasis on mirrors, stories reflecting our students’ culture and identity, and windows, a resource offering a view into the experiences of others. 

Online Catalog

Pick-Up Request Form 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, students can access SFS library materials through book pickup events, announced periodically via the Tuesday Note Home and ParentSquare. In order to request materials for a pickup event, please use the form below to check out up to three books per student:

Book Request Form


With limited access to books from the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) and SFS library during the pandemic, students can now access a wonderful collection of eBooks and audiobooks through the SORA app!

This collection has been curated by a group of Bay Area school librarians and includes pictures books, nonfiction, graphic novels, and middle grade fiction in digital formats.

SORA has already been loaded onto SFS students’ iPads. Just look for the little blue icon with a flying spaceman. You’ll need an SFS email address to access the materials.

How to get started in SORA:

Sweet Stories with SFPL

Enjoy recorded storytimes by librarians and readings by guest readers for the whole family. Learn more about storytimes with SFPL, including current offerings.

Sweet Stories with SFPL

There’s more to come! In the meantime, please contact Interim Librarian Tamara Foster ( with questions.