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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, use campus computers, print and access online content when off-campus.  It can even be used to get student discounts at some commercial establishments.

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 Smith Hall, Room 118. 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 library 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 patron library card provides limited library services only, and is not valid for other CCSF services. Community borrower 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, Smith Hall Room 118. 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 campus registration centers.

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