55 Music Concourse Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco CA
Regular Hours:


9:30 am – 5:00 pm


11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Members' Hours:


8:30 – 9:30 am


10:00 – 11:00 am

The Academy will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Planetarium will be closed Sep. 22, 23, 24

From the Stacks 

October 17, 2009

It’s awfully quiet around here

In case you’ve been wondering what we’re up to:

This coming week is Open Access Week!  October 19-23 2009 is a week to bring awareness to, and to talk about, the Open Access movement.

Do you think scholarly literature should be available online for free?  If you answered yes (or no), this week is a great time to educate yourself and others about Open Access!  Visit the Open Access Week website for more information.

This week the Academy Library is also hosting and participating in meetings with some of our partners in the Biodiversity Heritage Library here in San Francisco.  This is a nice fit with Open Access Week, since the BHL is working to digitize the published literature of biodiversity and make it available online free of charge.  There are over 15,000 titles accessible through the BHL portal, with more coming in every day.

If you’re curious about what keeps us busy here in the Library, you should follow me on Twitter.  I’ll keep you in the loop.

Filed under: Library News — Librarian @ 11:24 pm

No Comments »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a comment

Library Contact Info


For general inquiries about the Academy Library please contact:

Library Reference

Visit Library homepage »

Chat live with a Librarian »

Academy Blogroll