Alice Statler Library, located on Ocean campus, is a specialized library in culinary arts and hospitality studies. It has an extensive cookbook collection, an archive of notable titles and a collection of historical menus. In addition to supporting CCSF students studying culinary arts, hospitality and other food related topics, the library also supports local chefs, restaurateurs, hoteliers and entrepreneurs in the industry.
The Alice Statler Library was established by the Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies (formerly named Hotel and Restaurant) department alumni with matching funds from the Statler Foundation. Alice, dedicated to educating hotel and restaurant workers, was the widow of the late Ellsworth Statler, recognized as “the father of the American hotel industry.” The library supports the curriculum of City College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies department as well as the information and research need of students, chefs and hospitality industry professionals from around the Bay Area and beyond.
The library's collections include:
A large collection of books that support the curriculum.