San Francisco's Civic Center library adds learning center

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
San Francisco's Main Library in the Civic Center
San Francisco's Main Library in the Civic Center.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco's main library opened up a new wing that does more than just offer books.

Mayor Ed Lee toured the new learning center this morning on the fifth floor of the Civic Center Library.

It is a go-to place for residents looking to improve themselves.

The center, which cost $1.7 million to build, will offer adult literacy classes, instruction on computer basics, and much more.

"We have a combination of self-help where you can access computer technology," said San Francisco librarian Luis Herrera. "A lot of different programs on job training, nutrition and health literacy, financial literacy. But you can also have one-on-one help from our staff."

The office of California Veterans Affairs is taking advantage of the space to open a Veterans Resource Center.

It will provide vets with information on financial services and medical care.