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Library Cards

Your current CCSF photo ID card is your library card. This photo ID is issued free to all students and College employees.  Use it to check out materials and use campus computers.

The barcode on the card is tied to your student record. You are responsible for materials borrowed using your card.  

CCSF Student ID Card

On Ocean Campus, get an ID card at the Multi-Use Building (MUB) room 130B. Other center ID office locations are listed below.


Students must be registered in the current semester for the student ID card to be a valid library card.


Your current CCSF photo ID card is the preferred library card. Some faculty or staff may have an older, library-issued card that is still active; in this case, you may be asked for an additional photo ID to verify identity when borrowing materials.  All employees are encouraged to get current photo IDs

Community Patrons

Community patrons can obtain a CCSF library card upon completion and approval of a community patron application.  In order to be eligible for a community card, you must be a resident of San Francisco and provide proof of residency when applying. These cards are valid for one semester, and must be renewed each semester with a new application. The community card provides limited library services only, and is not valid for other CCSF services. Community patrons may check out 2 books from the circulating collection but may not borrow technology, course reserve materials, or access electronic resources. Community card applications are available at CCSF Library Circulation desks.

Lost Cards

Please report lost student ID cards to the library immediately: this will help limit unauthorized use of your card. If you lose your card, get a new one at the ID office, Multi-Use Building (MUB) room 130B. Replacement ID cards will have a new barcode, and the old barcode will no longer be valid.  Bring the replacement card to any Circulation desk at a CCSF library to update your library account.

CCSF ID Office Locations

Student, faculty and staff IDs are available through CCSF registration offices.

  • Ocean Campus - Multi-Use Building (MUB) room 130B
  • Chinatown North Beach Center, Admissions & Enrollment Office, Room 103
  • Downtown Center Admissions Office, Room 107
  • Evans Admissions Office, Room 101
  • John Adams Center Admissions Office, Room 143
  • Mission Center Admissions Office, Room 110
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