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StoryCorps in San Francisco

StoryCorps is pleased to partner with the San Francisco Public Library and KALW to record, preserve, and share the stories of the Bay Area.

StoryBooth Location

San Francisco Public Library – 6th Floor • 100 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA 94102

Booth Hours – Schedule times and dates may vary and are subject to change. This includes major holidays.
Thursday: 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Become a Community Partner

Our goal is to make the StoryCorps recording experience accessible to all. One way we do that is by partnering with local organizations that serve diverse populations. StoryCorps interviews celebrate the voices and milestones in your community and encourage meaningful interactions between your organization and the people you serve. Community partnerships are free of charge, and conversations can be recorded in any language.

To learn more about the benefits of community partnership and our partner criteria contact


Parking is available in several city and privately run garages in the Civic Center area as well as metered parking spaces.

For more information or directions for any of these parking garages please click here.


The wheelchair accessible entrance of the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch is located at street level on Grove Street, between Larkin and Hyde.

If taking BART, check for any service elevator updates or advisories for the Civic Center station here.

Public Transportation

The library is easily accessible by both BART and Muni.

By BART: From the East Bay take SF /Daly City or SFO / Millbrae lines. From Daly City or Millbrae, take Pittsburg / Bay Point, Richmond, Dublin / Pleasanton, or Fremont trains. For all trains exit at Civic Center / UN Plaza Station.

By Muni bus: # J, K, L, M, N, T, 9, 19, 21, 47, 49

For more detailed transit information, go to 511 transit online or dial 511 from any phone. To access 511 for hearing and speech-impaired callers dial 711, the national three-digit number for access to Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS), and ask the operator to connect to 511 service.

What to Expect

For great tips on how to prepare for your recording go to our What to Expect page. We also have a list of Great Questions you can use in your interview.