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Does the library have textbooks?

Book spines (by Horia Varlan)

The library has many class items on "Course Reserve" for a short checkout period (in support of homework completion), as well as items from the AS Bookloan Program. Use the OneSearch "Course Reserves" tab to see if the library has your textbook.

Course Reserves

When you search OneSearch by course or instructor, it will show which library center has the course material, whether it is available and also the length of time it is available for check out.

Who Built America (above) is an example of a textbook on reserve.  It is on reserve for Labor and Community Studies 70A.

eBook Series: The Working Class in American History


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Book/eBook Sources


  • Books are full length sources that can be on a topic by one or more authors, or anthologies, which contain several chapters/sections written by different authors that are often compiled by an editor.

What do they contain?

  • Chapters, sections, essays

How often are these sources published?

  • Once, annually, or every few years

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Finding Books

BookSearching for library resources goes better when you:

  • enter words for topics (keywords), authors, or titles, rather than questions.
  • use dropdown menus & checkboxes (limiters/facets) to zone in on exactly what kind of thing you want.
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How to Find Ebooks How to Find Print Books

To find ebooks:

  • use the "Books and Media" tab on the Search the Library box. After running the search on the word(s) you entered,
  • Filter My Results navigation on left side of the page. Options selected: Available Online and Books (filters checked)On the left side of the screen find the Filter My Results options--Check "Available Online" under "Availability" and "Books" under "Resource Type." 


To find print books: 

  • use the "Books and Media" tab on the Search the Library box. After running the search on the word(s) you entered,
  • "Filter My Results" options in OneSearch with the filters "available on campus" and "books" selected.On the left side of the screen find the Filter My Results options--Check "Available on Campus" under "Availability" and "Books" under "Resource Type." 

Library Subjects and Call Number Ranges

Book iconIn the CCSF Library buildings, books are organized by call number according to the Library of Congress classification system. This system groups items by subject and locates similar items on the shelf together. Below are some potential ranges in which you can find books related to your discipline.

Subjects and Call Number Ranges
Subject Call Number Range
Labor, Industries (Social Sciences) HD 72-88
Labor, Work, Working Class HD 4801-8943
Labor Disputes. Strikes and Lockouts HD 5306-5474
Classes of Labor HD 6050-6305
Trade Unions. Workers Associations HD 6350-6940.7
Social Conditions of Labor HD 6951-6957

Examples of Books from our Labor Studies Print Collection

Some Pertinent E-Books in our Labor Studies Collection

eBook Collections

The CCSF community has access to more than 242,000 ebooks and evideos via our O'Reilly and EBSCO eBook subscriptions. Want to learn more about using and finding ebooks for research? We have a video showing how to do just that.

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