CCSF Library strives to meet student needs through the library's collection and services. The Bay Area has rich library resources that students may want to also use.
California Historical Society - collection of manuscripts, maps, printed ephemera, books, and pamphlets on California
Sutro Library (California State Library) - genealogical collections ity, extensive resources for California and some other states
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society- A museum and an archive that houses one of the largest collections of primary source material about LGBTQIA history
Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture - Northern California's largest horticultural library
San Francisco Law Library - Open to the public, the San Francisco Law Library maintains an extensive text and database collection for legal research. The Law Library collection, which may be searched through the catalog, includes a print collection of all 50 state codes, texts on a wide range of legal subject area, professional practice sets, Restatements, law reviews, and other core legal resources.
Museum of Performance & Design- The collection includes personal papers of prominent artists, original costumes and design renderings, audio-visual recordings of live performances, original artwork, other artifacts and ephemera. The Museum also serves as the official archives for many local performing arts organizations including the San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Opera, Stern Grove Festival, and the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival.