The Maritime Research Center is open by appointment only, Monday through Friday, 1pm-4pm. Appointments must be made at least twenty-four hours in advance.
W.S. Gilbert's The "Bab" Ballads (Library Collection)
(Closed federal holidays.
) The Research Center will also be closed Tuesday-Friday December 23-26, 2014 and Wednesday-Thursday December 31, 2014-January 1, 2015.
Please contact us
to make an appointment with a reference librarian, for assistance with your research, or for more information.
Please consult our Collections FAQ for detailed information on our policies.
Directions: The Maritime Research Center is located on the third floor of Building E, in Fort Mason Center (also known as Lower Fort Mason), located near the intersection of Buchanan and Marina Blvd. (Entrance across from the Marina Safeway.) Building E is the easternmost warehouse building, near the Festival Pavilion and the Firehouse building. Or, to put it another way, the Research Center is located at 37° 48.4' N, 122° 25.8' W, as charted by volunteers Larry Kellogg and Doug Burrill.
Accessibility: The main reading room is wheelchair accessible.