anne bremer memorial library

Located on the second floor of SFAI’s original 1926 building, the Anne Bremer Memorial Library offers students a quiet setting for research and study.

The Reading Room’s high arched windows overlook the San Francisco Bay, with views of Alcatraz, Angel Island, and beyond.

The library staff works with students on an individual basis, helping them to effectively utilize the library’s specialized resources. Students should feel free to contact the library to arrange a personalized library orientation or research help session.

Contact the Library:


Current Library Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8:30 am – 7:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 12 pm – 5:30 pm
Sunday: Closed


  • Search the Catalog
    Search our general collection of books, exhibition catalogs, videos, DVDs, and periodicals.
  • Special Collections
    Rare books and periodicals, unique and limited edition artists’ books, and the San Francisco Art Institute Archives.
  • Slide Library:
    Over 100,000 contemporary and art historical images.

Digital Resources

  • ArtStor:
    An online digital image library covering the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences.
  • Art Full Text:
    An online index of over 500 art-related publications, some available in full text, others as citations only.