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Guide to Library Resources

Does the library have textbooks?

Book spines (by Horia Varlan)

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

We're glad you're here!

book shelvesThis guide is intended to help you get familiar with CCSF Library resources.

The library can help you:

  • define or adjust a research topic
  • find sources (such as articles, books, magazines, and videos) for an assignment
  • formulate a citation (or reference)
  • and more!

Use the navigation tabs in this guide to learn more about your library access.


The library is open!

Students may use the library during open hours. All visitors to the library must wear a mask over nose and mouth at all times. No food is permitted.



Remote Access

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.



line drawing of envelopeEmail reference is available Monday through Friday during the Fall and Spring semesters. We try to respond within two days.


drawing of a laptopChat with the library 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to meet with a librarian for in-depth help with your research.

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