Library

“The San Francisco Waldorf High School library will be a place for contemplation and quiet study,
while giving room to learn in groups or gather as a community for gaining
greater knowledge and insight into the world.  Through reading, speaking, seeing, hearing
and creating at the library, the community of Waldorf High School will grow
in spirit and in mind, beyond the walls of the school and into the world abroad.”

—Mission statement of the San Francisco Waldorf High School Library  

The San Francisco Waldorf High School Library provides a dynamic learning environment with a wide range of resources, programs, and services for all members of the school community.

The library collection includes more than 3,500 books, 37 magazines, journals and newspapers; CDs, DVDs, videos, audiocassettes and maps; and access to the full-text of thousands of periodicals through our numerous library databases.

The library also features an online catalog, accessible both on and off the campus; a self-checkout computer system that allows students and faculty members to have full access to library materials during the entire school day; and, a color printer and a scanner.

Throughout the year, the librarian presents a "Meet the Author" program series . Since September 2006, numerous authors have addressed the student body including: the Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz; Zlata Filipovic, author of Zlata's Diary and Stolen Voices; U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky; Benjamin Ajak, one of the lost boys of Sudan; Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History; Greg Mortenson and civil rights activist, educator, and author Melba Pattillo Beals.

The library also contains computers for library research; comfortable study spaces for groups engaged in project work and tutoring sessions; as well as quiet spaces for individual students to read, do homework, and relax.

For more information, please contact the librarian, Mary Anne McGill by e-mail or phone at 415-213-6122