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Prelinger Library and Archives

Prelinger Library and Archives

Megan and Rick Prelinger are interested in exploring how libraries with specialized, unique, and arcane collections can exist and flourish outside protected academic environments and be made available to people working outside of those environments, especially artists, activists and independent scholars. The Prelinger Library is an appropriation-friendly, browsable collection of approximately 40,000 books, periodicals, printed ephemera and government documents located in San Francisco, California, USA, run by Megan and Rick Prelinger.

The Observatory Library is the Bay Observatory’s research center, providing context and historical insight to the local landscape just beyond the windows.