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Using the Library

Borrowing, Renewing, and Returning

CCSF students, faculty, staff, and community members can borrow items owned by CCSF Library.  Students must be currently enrolled to borrow technology, books, course reserves, and access online materials. See Borrowing, Renewing, and Returning for more information.


Technology such as laptops and scientific and graphing calculators can be checked out from the library by currently enrolled students.  Ask at the circulation desk to find out what is available at your location.

Library Cards

Your CCSF student, staff, or faculty ID card is your library card. San Francisco residents can get a Community Borrower card. See Library Cards for more information.


Borrowers are responsible for returning materials on time. The library charges fines for items returned after the due date. See Fines for more information.

Study Areas

All libraries have study spaces that are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Ask at the reference desk if you need help finding a space to study.

Rosenberg Library Sound Zones

Rosenberg Library has three different sound zones to accommodate different student needs.

Group Study Rooms

Rosenberg, Chinatown/North Beach, John Adams, and Mission Center Libraries have group study rooms. Please visit  Group Study Rooms for more information and to reserve group study rooms.

Accessibility in the Library

CCSF Library works closely with Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) to make accommodations for those who require them. The library is committed to providing accessible materials, media,facilities, programs and services to all students. Students needing special accommodations should first contact DSPS. More information is available on the Accessibility in the Library.


All CCSF libraries have computers with access to the Microsoft Office Suite.  Wi-fi is also available in all CCSF Libraries. Check out Computers for more information.

Copying and Printing

Printing for a fee is available from most library computers - see Copying and Printing for details.

Off Campus Access to the Library

CCSF Library provides off-campus access to many online resources for CCSF students and employees.  

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