According to their website:
>>The Sutro Library (our San Francisco branch) holds the original collection of Adolph Sutro (1830–1898), California businessman and San Francisco mayor. The library has a large collection of publications and items dating from the 13th to the 21st centuries. It also has one of the largest genealogy collections in the U.S.
Some of the outstanding and rare items in the collection are:
William Shakespeare's First, Second, Third and Fourth folios (1623–1685);Letters and papers of British explorer and naturalist Joseph Banks (1800s);The Mexican Collection: materials on Mexican culture, religion and politics (1540–1889);Belgian mapmaker Pieter van den Keere's World Map (1611).
Adolph Sutro's heirs donated his collection to the California State Library in 1913 with the requirement that the collection stay within the city of San Francisco. After operating in various locations in the city for almost 100 years, the Sutro Library moved to a permanent home at San Francisco State University in 2012.<<
Date: Monday, April 24Time: 11am - approx. noon (Please plan to arrive early so that the tour can start on time!)Place: The Sutro Library, the San Francisco branch of the California State Library, is located on the 5th floor of the J. Paul Leonard-Sutro Library on the San Francisco State University Campus at 1630 Holloway Avenue San Francisco, CA 94132.
For more information (including parking and public transit info), check out their website: http://www.library.ca.gov/about/directionsdetails.html#sutro
Attendance is limited. RSVP required.