CCSF Libraries are closed until further notice, but many services are still available!

Below is a list of selected online library and tutoring services that will be available during this period. Visit the Library website for all services.

Featured Library Reference & Instruction Services

  • 24 hour chat messaging with a reference librarian via the CCSF Library website

  • Need books for assignments? Use OneSearch from CCSF Library as usual. Search "online only" for online resources. Click on "research guides" for librarian-created materials related to your program.

  • Beginning Summer Session, visit Online Research Help to schedule a one-on-one Zoom research appointment with a librarian or to chat with a librarian live. A link to this service is also available from the Library website.

  • Access to library databases of articles, eBooks, streaming video via OneSearch (need RAM ID)

  • Self-paced research skills workshops for learning how to use OneSearch, to find and evaluate reliable information online, to find scholarly information, and integrate and cite sources in your papers

Borrowing and Returning Books

  • Print books are not currently available. Please note that there are many eBooks.

  • If you have concerns or any questions, call 415-452-5433. The Library is checking for phone messages during the closure.

Do you have a hold on your student account due to library fines? Contact to have it temporarily removed.

Important message about returning library books:

  • If you have books or other materials please feel free to hang on to them. Because of the closure, the due date is now August 6, 2020. You will not be fined for keeping them.

  • If you need to return books now, the bookdrops at Ocean Campus/Rosenberg Library, Mission Center and Chinatown/North Beach are open 24-7.

  • Return Physics Lab kits to the CCSF Bookstore at Ocean Campus during open hours.

  • If you need to return books and can't come to campus, you can mail materials to: City College of San Francisco | Ocean Campus | Rosenberg Library | 50 Friday Kahlo Way | San Francisco, CA 94112

  • See other options for returning other materials and textbooks at Textbook Returns

Library recommended courses for Fall 2020

  • LI S 10 Use of Information Sources (1 unit) CRN: 76476, 79234

For Faculty:

  • Librarians can collaborate with you to share resources and teach research skills and information competency remotely, including creating or updating research guides, participating in Canvas, sharing slide presentations, and more.

  • Looking for online resources during the shift to temporary online instruction? See: Surfacing Online Content: Library & OER

  • Contact the Subject Librarian for your Department for assistance. See also: Faculty Support for a full list of library services for faculty.

We look forward to seeing you in person again!