Students, poets and scholars no longer have to visit the Humanities building to listen to or view one of the treasures stored in the American Poetry Archive. They can now take advantage of the radical convenience of digital technology to listen to over 50 historic recordings made by the Poetry Center in the 1950s that are now part of the Poetry Center Digital Archive on DIVA.
Poets included in the Digital Archive include: Allen Ginsberg, Marianne Moore, Langston Hughes, Denise Levertov and many others.
Library representatives met with Associated Students on October 20, 2010 to get their input on the future Library building. They provided us with a lot of very useful feedback and ideas. We’d also like to hear from you.
Let us know what types of services and spaces you’d like to see in the new library.
Also, let us know if you have come across something in another library that you think we should consider trying in our new library.
Enjoy this rare SF Giants clip from the San Francisco Bay Area TV Archive! Originally produced by KRON-TV news on April 14, 1958, it features a downtown tickertape parade welcoming the Giants to San Francisco for their first season after moving west from New York. It also includes scenes from their opening game at Seals Stadium, against the LA Dodgers. The clip was excerpted from a longer compilation of news highlights from 1958, which can be viewed in its entirety below, along with a number of other clips from the Archive related to Bay Area sports.
Try the new Leonard Library mobile site from your iPhone, Android or other mobile device by visiting m.library.sfsu.edu. From now on when you visit the regular Library website on your smart phone you will be redirected to the mobile site.
You can search for books and articles, get research assistance and find out other library information.
Search Library Catalog
Search the Library catalog by keyword for books; select the item you want and click on “Request.” Enter the requested information to have the book delivered to HSS 102 for pick-up.
Choose “Find Articles” from the main screen and click on a database to search for articles in many different journals by keyword. Hint: Academic Search Premier and JSTOR are good all-purpose databases. (Article searching works best with a wi-fi connection.)
For instant message assistance, choose the “IM” link on the main screen; enter your question and press the green arrow.
Library Hours & Info
For hours, locations, and other information about library computers and study space click on links under “Info” on the main screen.
Starting at noon on Friday, August 20th, books from our collection will again be available by request using the Library catalog. Pick up in HSS 102 in 1 business day. Reserve books are also in HSS 102. You’ll need the Call Number. For Media Reserves, viewing and listening, go to HSS 127.
If you can’t find a book in the Library Catalog, or if it’s in the catalog but checked out or missing, then you may be able to borrow it quickly and at no cost from another library using Link+. More than 40 academic and public libraries participate in LINK+. Books are delivered to HSS 102 in 2-4 days. The loan period for books is 21 days with one 14-day renewal. There is no charge to request or borrow LINK+ materials. Try it out. Link+ is a great service with a huge catalog.
Be it fear of wizards, concern over words, or the threat of ideas,
books have been banned and challenged by local school boards,
governments and religious leaders. Celebrate the freedom to read
September 26-October 3 by checking out and reading a banned book.
Effective Wednesday, June 24, 2009, HSS 101 has become a Library staff space. Please go to HSS 107 for the study space and services previously available in HSS 101. Book pickup and checkout are both now located in HSS 102. Thank you for your patience while we implement these moves. We apologize for any inconvenience.