New Study Commons Access Policy

August 28th, 2012

In response to the growing demand for computer access and study space in the Library we have implemented a new access policy for the Study Commons on the ground floor. Starting August 27th, 2012, the Study Commons will be open only to current SF State students, faculty and staff with a valid SF State OneCard ID. Current students, faculty and staff remember to have your SF State OneCard ID card with you at all times when using the Study Commons.

The Study Commons contains approximately 45 iMacs and 45 Windows PCs, extra table space for laptop users, 12 group study rooms and a large quiet study room. During the regular semester it is generally open until 2am. See hours for exceptions.

Other users, including members of Friends of the Library, the Alumni Association and guests can continue to use the Research Commons on the first floor during regular Library hours.

After-hours access to the Research Commons and the 1st floor cafe/lobby areas remain restricted to current SF State Students, faculty and staff with a valid SF State OneCard ID between 12am and 8am.



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  • 1. New Study Commons Access &hellip  |  August 28th, 2012 at 2:14 am

    [...] open only to current SF State students, faculty and staff with a valid SF State OneCard ID. See the Spotlight story about this [...]

  • 2. Kelly  |  September 5th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    If this is true, please kick out the homeless people who aren’t students and who are not studying. They usually arrive around ten pm. Get security to help out the desk if that’s what it takes. They are highly distracting.

  • 3. andy  |  September 10th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Will be open only to current SF State students, faculty and staff with a valid SF State One Card ID! This is a great policy, but how will you make sure/ enforce this policy? I don’t see anyone checking people’s ID in the library….

  • 4. Thoreau  |  September 10th, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    We hope to have an ID check procedure in place next semester. In the meantime the campus security officers are doing spot checks at different times of the day to try to minimize the number of users in the Study Commons who are not current SF State students, faculty or staff.

  • 5. atudent  |  September 12th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Lets remember that this is a public university, funded by public money, thus this policy is excluding those who have helped fund our education. And that is not cool.

  • 6. Michelle  |  October 1st, 2012 at 3:26 am

    Wow!! Is this truly San francisco? Kick out all the homeless people? come on. you might be next considering this is indeed a state level education. Who knows when the next crisis is going to hit?

  • 7. Film summer student  |  October 3rd, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    This isn’t a free university though. The tuition is more than enough to promise some exclusivity to library resources. I don’t like waiting for a Mac because someone off the street is checking Facebook.

  • 8. Thoreau  |  October 3rd, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Don’t forget that most of the rest of the Library, including the Research Commons on the 1st floor, is open to all.

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