Students can check out library materials from all open locations. Please see the In Person Access page for more information on open libraries.
Students may request many library materials (including laptops, Chromebooks, WiFi hotspots, books, course reserves, and Associated Students (AS) Bookloan books) and pick them up at the circulation desk for the library where the hold was placed. Use the following instructions to request an item:
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Do not return textbooks that you got at the bookstore to the Library. The bookstore may charge you if the books are returned incorrectly. See the Bookstore's Textbook Rental FAQ for more information about returning textbook rentals.
Outdoor Drop Box
Indoor Drop Box
|Rosenberg (Ocean Campus)||Outside of Rosenberg Building on 3rd floor entrance||At the circulation desk counter|
|Alice Statler (Ocean Campus)||None||Visit the circulation desk|
|Chinatown/North Beach Center Library||
Outside of the building, to the left of the main entrance
|Second floor near library entrance on the elevator side|
|Downtown Center Library||None||First floor between elevators, not accessible when building is closed.|
|Evans Center Library||None||Visit the circulation desk|
|Mission Center Library||Located to the left of the main entrance on 1125 Valencia St.||Visit the circulation desk|
|John Adams Center Library||None||To the right of the library's entrance (outside of the library)|
The Reserve collections contain materials for specific courses. Only currently registered CCSF students may borrow reserve materials.
Items in the Reserve Collection may be renewed if no other students have requested the item.
Some materials that are part of a pair, such as a textbook and companion workbook, may be treated as one item for checkout.
|Patron Type||Circulation Collection Loan Period||Number of Renewals||Maximum Number of Items|
|Student||1 semester||Can be renewed if enrolled in proceeding semester||50|
|Faculty||1 semester||None, only on a semester basis||50|
|Community Card Holder||1 semester||2||2|
A patron may request that an item to be held for them when returned by another borrower. Look up the item in OneSearch, sign in, and find the request button. Requesting an item will prevent the current borrower from renewing it.
A RAM ID and password are required to make a request for library materials.
You need to have a current CCSF photo ID card or an official photo ID such as a driver's license or passport to borrow materials. Visit Library Cards for information on how to get a CCSF ID card or a community card.
Newly registered noncredit students without a CCSF ID card may be able to get a temporary library card with proof of registration. Please contact the specific center library for more information.