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Remote Access to Databases & E-books

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.


Use OneSearch to search for books, eBooks, magazine, newspaper and journal articles, streaming videos, DVDs, CDs, images, and more, all in a single search. OneSearch can be accessed from the Library website!

Finding Books

Books in the library are organized by call number according to the Library of Congress classification system which groups items by subject, so you can often simply browse the shelves. Examples of Subject searches include: philosophy; ethics; logic; bioethics; existentialism; and free will and determinism.

Here are the broad subject areas under Philosophy and their call numbers:




B 1-5802


BC 1-199

Speculative Philosophy

BD 1-301


BH 1-301


BJ 1-1725

New and Recommended Books

Course Reserves

Does the library have textbooks? Yes, the library has some current textbooks, but not all, on reserve. It depends on whether your instructor placed materials on reserve for student use.

Search the Course Reserves tab on the OneSearch box by course or instructor. The results will show which library has the course material, whether it is available and also the length of time it is available for check out.

Here is an example of a textbook on reserve for  Philosophy 12A  This copy is available for 2 hours.

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