Welcome! This course guide highlights the collections and services the CCSF Libraries have available to students to support them in their studies. Reference librarians are always available to help students with college-level research, currently through library chat, available 24/7, and online reference appointments. When reopened, we encourage students to visit the reference desk with any questions they may have.
Use the navigation tabs on the side of this guide to browse through books, article databases, web resources, citation style resources, and tips on effective research.
An active RAM ID (student ID number) and RAM ID password is required for off-campus access to CCSF Library subscription resources and databases, including online articles, streaming video, and e-books. When accessing these resources from off-campus, users will be prompted to log in with RAM ID, then will be able to view resources as if they are on-campus.
Email reference is available Monday through Friday during the Fall and Spring semesters. We try to respond within two days.
Chat with a librarian, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, unless the librarian is probably helping someone else. Or schedule an online research appointment to meet with a librarian for in-depth help with your research.